Tech Talk Forum: The Impact of AI- Where are we now at UFV?

Date(s): Wednesday, January 31 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for an open forum that commemorates one year since our first open forum on the implications of the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on higher education. The forum will be an opportunity to learn where we are regarding AI at UFV.

We will share the AI Guidelines created by the Teaching and Learning Team and share how UFV faculty have adapted their teaching methods in response to the proliferation of AI apps such as ChatGPT. This Forum is open to anyone interested in learning more about AI and how to leverage AI for Enhancing learning in post-secondary education.

Tech Talk Forum Guest Speakers

Sandra Smith- Coordinator, Academic Success Centre.

Sandra Smith is the Coordinator of the Academic Success Centre and has previously held the positions of Learning Strategist and Assistant Professor at UFV. She has worked in post-secondary education for 39 years, and she has a keen interest in student support and JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion).

Presentation title: AI and Academic Support for UFV’s Students

Learn how the Academic Success Centre takes a “student ready” approach to the support they offer. Specifically, concerns and responsibilities from an academic and learning support perspective around the use of generative artificial intelligence will be presented; this will include some information about UFV’s Policy 70 and the ASC’s role in relation to that policy. The presentation will conclude with some tips for integrating the ASC’s “AI (academic integrity) for AI (artificial intelligence)” resources and services in your course.

Dr. Anna Griffith- Assistant Professor, School of Creative Arts.

Anna Griffith is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Arts. A dynamic educator focused on experiential learning, Anna’s work sits at the intersection creativity, sustainability, and EDI. Her current project is focused on Regenerative Education which you can learn about on her podcast Creative Praxis.

Presentation title: Empowering Education: AI Integration in the Classroom.

This presentation dives into how Dr. Griffith has embedded AI into her classrooms with a focus on AI literacy. She will discuss the ethical conversations she frames AI use with and how she scaffolds it into assignments. Anna will also share how she stewards students in robust prompting and iteration for effective and responsible use of AI. The overarching goal of the presentation is to share how AI can be used to empower student learning and cultivate skills of critical thinking, creativity, and analysis.

When and Where

This forum will be presented in hyflex- online via Zoom and in-person at UFV Abbotsford (G124) and UFV Chilliwack (CEP Library) on Wednesday January 31, 12noon – 1:30pm.


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When registering, please specify whether you will be participating online, in-person at UFV Abbotsford (G124), or in-person at UFV Chilliwack (CEP Library).

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Tech Talk Forum: The Impact of AI- Where are we now at UFV?
Date(s): Wednesday, January 31
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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