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Suggested Events

CDD SPRING EVENT (Recording): Higher Ed Meets AI, A Special Roundtable Discussion
Saturday April 1, 2023 12:00 am
Please register to receive an email with the recording link for the session that took place on March 2, 2023. The recording is hosted on Yuja that will require University login.  The recording will be available until April 3, 2023. Session Description: In the last few months, numerous articles and media discussions have speculated on the societal effects of artificial intelligence. The release and rising popularity of ChatGPT-3, an AI tool that can be tasked with writing essays and answering homework questions, has put educators on alert. While some brace for a host of negative outcomes relating to student use of such technologies, others seek innovative modes of using AI in the classroom and in other areas of their professional roles. In this special roundtable discussion facilitated and hosted by the CETL, three Detroit Mercy faculty including Dr. Diego Arias (Assistant Professor of Management, Business Ethics), Dr. Elena Garcia (Writing Program Director, Assistant Professor of English), and Dr. Phillip Olla (Associate Professor, Health Services Administration) will discuss what they think the emergence of AI means to their field and hypothesize it will impact teaching and learning. CETL Director Dr. Mike Verdusco will introduce the discussion and serve as panel moderator. The session will begin by offering some definitions of AI before moving into a more nuanced discussion of its possible impacts (both positive and negative) on higher education. Recording link will be provided with your completed registration. 

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Creative Strategies for Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Classes
Tuesday April 4, 2023 1:00 pm

Online courses offer many advantages for students and professors, however, d. In this discussion-based session, we will provide several strategies and quick assignments based on constructivist learning theories to encourage student participation in online synchronous classes. We encourage attendees to bring some of their best strategies for engaging students in synchronous online courses to share with the group.

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Overcoming Academic Perfectionism (View and Discuss Event)
Friday April 21, 2023 1:00 pm

All Detroit Mercy faculty have been granted free membership with the National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development.

The organization contains a number of resources for faculty at all levels.

This month, the CETL and the Faculty Development Team will be hosting a special online event regarding academic perfectionists through NCFDD’s video series. The event will include screening an NCFDD presentation about academic perfectionism which outlines the causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism and how academic life may intensify perfectionism. The presentation also reviews strategies to identify when perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is helpful or debilitating, and adjust standards and behavior accordingly.

In addition to the film screening, attendees will have opportunities to pause for discussion to engage with the content and discuss the impacts of perfectionism in their respective bodies of work.


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