The national and campus conversations about Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT continue to be robust and quickly evolving. This summer there will be a working group at Lafayette focused on these issues and there are opportunities for all members of the community to learn more about them through LVAIC programming. 

Provost John Meier has asked Tracie Addy, associate dean of teaching & learning, to chair a group of faculty and administrative colleagues who will spend time this summer familiarizing themselves with the rapidly growing conversations about LLMs and to propose the appropriate structures that the College should employ in the upcoming academic year to help the College respond and evolve appropriately. Addy will be joined in this conversation by Jason Alley, Markus Dubischar, Chelsea Emrick, Tingting Kang, Tim Laquintano, Abu Rizvi, Rob Root, Elaine Reynolds, and possibly a few additional members of the community.

Also, the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) will be hosting Community Conversations about Generative AI & ChatGPT in Higher Education on Tuesdays in late May through early June via Zoom. The program begins with an Information Literacy Symposium 1-2:30 p.m. Tues., May 23. Kevin Smith, Director of the Libraries at Colby College will be presenting on “Copyright updates: Is AI the next frontier in copyright’s struggle to keep up?” Register

This will be followed by three additional events:

Tues., May 30

10-11:30 a.m.: Introduction & Overview of Generative AI in Higher Education

Tues., June 6

10-11:30 a.m.: Brains over Bots: Crafting AI-Savvy Assignments for Academic Integrity and Innovative Learning

(co-led by Tim Laquintano)

Tues., June 13

10-11:30 a.m.: Who Benefits and Who is Excluded? Equity, Access & Generative Artificial Intelligence

(co-led by Tracie Addy and Tingting Kang)

REGISTER for any or all of these three events. 

1 Comment

  1. Perricone, Catherine. Prof. Emerita says:

    I have been reading all the articles I can find on AI and ChatGPT in the NYTimes, but would love to learn more from your studies this summer.

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