Thanks to support from the Institute of Data Science, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi offerend a unique, paid training opportunity for faculty at the University of Mississippi during the summer of 2023. Eighteen faculty members attended a two-day summer institute in early June, where they learned from colleagues about incorporating generative AI, like ChatGPT, into their courses.
This training was specifically tailored to faculty of writing-intensive and speech courses. This first summer program serves as a pilot to assess the skills and needs of faculty interested in teaching with this emerging technology.
By participating in the AI summer institute, faculty members can expect:
Enhanced awareness, knowledge, and skills in AI and information literacy
Professional development to improve teaching skills by exploring the benefits and risks posed by generative AI in education
Practical exercises to deepen understanding and explore generative writing, research, and reading tools and techniques for developing AI solutions in education
Interested in collaborating with us to host an AI workshop of your own? Contact us!.