Teaching with AI

A series of workshops designed to prepare faculty for a new era of human learning

April 8, 2024

Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET

The emergence of powerful generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools is having a significant and disruptive impact on higher education today. Almost immediately after the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, students began leveraging it to help with a variety of course-related tasks, often including the completion of writing and other types of assignments. At the same time, nearly all business sectors now anticipate using generative AI in the workplace, and many are already reporting challenges filling roles that now require AI skills.

While the initial inclination may have been to limit AI’s influence in the classroom, higher education now has the companion challenge of preparing students for a world where working with AI is increasingly likely to be a job expectation and a sought-after competency. How can we ensure that our students achieve the learning outcomes we have designed for our courses while also preparing them for a world where collaborating with AI is increasingly expected? Responding to this question is the key purpose of this workshop series.

Led by José Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson, authors of Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2024), this four-part, live workshop series will help participants understand the current AI landscape; address academic integrity in meaningful and fair-minded ways; craft assignments that ensure course outcomes as well as AI literacies are developed; and utilize AI to assist with course design, development, and management tasks.

Series Schedule: All workshops will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET

  • Working with AI for Teaching and Learning

  • Cheating, Detection, and Policy

  • Assignments and Writing

  • AI to Improve Classes and Courses

These workshops will take place live and include current-to-the-moment information regarding generative AI and its possibilities for higher education. There will also be guidance and opportunities for participants to apply AI within their own learning contexts between workshop sessions. Sharing, interaction, and exploration will be hallmarks of this hands-on workshop series.

Special Offer with Registration

Those who register for the full series will receive a free copy of Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2024) upon its publication in late March/early April. Those who register for individual workshops may purchase the book for an additional $25.


Full Series

  • AAC&U Member Price: $299
  • Non-Member Price: $450

Individual Workshops

  • AAC&U Member Price: $99
  • Non-Member Price: $150

About the Workshop Leaders

José Antonio Bowen

José Antonio Bowen

José Antonio Bowen has been leading innovation and change for over 40 years at Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Southampton (UK), then as a dean at Miami University and SMU and as President of Goucher College. His book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning (2012) won the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities). It was followed by Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes with C. Edward Watson (2017) and Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers using Relationships, Resilience and Reflection (2021). After twenty years of innovation educational leadership, he was awarded the Ernest L. Boyer Award (for significant contributions to American higher education) from the New American Colleges and Universities and is now a senior fellow for the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

C. Edward Watson

C. Edward Watson

C. Edward Watson is the Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of Open Educational Resources and Digital Innovation for the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). There, he leads programming and a scholarly agenda that focuses on general education, teaching and learning practice, and evidence-based instruction enhanced by technology. For the latter, key foci include artificial intelligence (A.I.), digital equity, and open learning. Prior to joining AAC&U, Dr. Watson was the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia (UGA) where he led university efforts associated with faculty development, TA development, student learning outcomes assessment, learning technologies, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He also taught a range of courses on College Teaching, Student Learning, and Course Design and continues to serve as a Fellow in the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at UGA.