Fall 2023 - new AI initiatives
Amherst College is excited to launch the following:
- AI Learning Lab - Lunch Series for faculty and instructional staff this fall 2023 semester, focused on teaching and learning and broader conversations about the future of education. Please visit the AI Learning Lab - Lunch Series information page for details, including upcoming sessions and links to RSVP.
- Amherst AI Café, informal exploratory pop-up cafés around campus for faculty, staff, and students to experiment with the latest paid versions of ChatGPT4. Check out the Amherst AI Café information page for more details, including dates and locations.
Resources for Faculty
The offices of Academic Technology Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Community Standards have collaborated to develop this resource at the request of the Faculty Executive Committee and the Provost’s Office.
The following are learning, living documents that we will continue to update. All are Google Docs that require an Amherst login. Last updated: April 2023
- Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in the Age of Generative AI
- This resource is designed to address the needs of our teaching community at each stage of the semester. Our goal was to be relatively concise while providing framing, language, and examples to support the design of courses, assignments, discussions, and addressing the ethical use of AI within our academic context.
- Generative AI Applications: Examples from the Amherst College Classroom
- Recent articles in the media about ChatGPT and its impact on education
- For consultations about specific coursework questions, please reach out to any one of the teaching and learning support teams such as Academic Technology Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Community Standards, or any one from the Academic Resource Team.
Resources from February 2023 Session ChatGPT in Education: Boon, Bane, and Beyond
On February 20th, 2023 Professors Chris Grobe, Lee Spector, and Kristina Reardon engaged in a discussion exploring the complex web of variables that ChatGPT touches upon, including ethics, justice, motivation, and innovation as well as strategies for navigating generative AI technology in the classroom.This event was co-hosted by Academic Technology Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Article about the event by Katherine Duke: Chatting About ChatGPT