Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making waves in all aspects of our lives. UNCG’s inaugural AI Institute aims to empower instructors to reflect critically on the opportunities and limitations of this evolving technology, effectively integrate Generative AI into teaching and learning practices, and promote student success in an AI-enabled world.

Hosted by the University Teaching and Learning Commons, this institute is made possible by the contributions of faculty and staff from around campus who are dedicated to the responsible incorporation of Generative Artificial Intelligence for the advancement of teaching, learning, and student success.

Who should attend?

The institute is free and open to all educators at UNCG regardless of rank, discipline, or prior experience using Generative AI tools. Administrators, faculty, staff, and GTAs wanting to know more about applications of Generative AI to support teaching and learning are all welcome to attend!

Why Attend?

Generative AI is a transformative force impacting the workforce, education, and our personal lives. As educators helping to prepare students for success at UNCG and beyond, it is essential that we have conversations and broaden our working knowledge of these tools to support our own work and to model how they can effectively and ethically be used by our students. This institute serves as a unique opportunity to come together as a campus community to engage in critical dialogues and information sharing so that all educators can feel empowered to leverage the capabilities of Generative AI in a responsible way.

We recognize that attending a day-long, in-person institute requires an investment of time, energy, and resources. The institute has been carefully designed to add as much value as possible for all participants. Attendees can expect to:

Schedule, Location, and Registration


Registration and attendance for this event is free and open to all UNCG administrators, faculty, staff, and Graduate Teaching Associates. Please complete the registration form by April 29 to attend the in-person institute so we can plan for space, refreshments (a light breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be served), and resources for our in-person attendees throughout the day. If you cannot attend the in-person institute, the registration form will also allow you to gain access to the Canvas course (including a livestream link for the keynote session) where we will share resources from the institute. The Canvas course will be made available one week before the institute, so stay tuned for an invitation closer to the event!


The institute will offer a variety of session formats including panels, lightning rounds, hands-on workshop spaces, and interactive discussion spaces. It is strongly recommended that you bring your own device (laptop, tablet, etc.) to participate in the workshops and other aspects of the institute. Sessions will be facilitated by members of the UNCG faculty, University Teaching and Learning Commons, Academic Technology Specialists, and ITS Learning Technology. Topics will address questions such as:

Keynote Address | Reimagining Higher Education with Artificial Intelligence by Dr. Chris Dede
Headshot of Dr. Christopher Dede

We are happy to announce that Dr. Chris Dede, Co-PI and Associate Director of Research at the National AI Institute on Adult Learning and Online Education and Senior Researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will serve as the keynote speaker for UNCG’s inaugural AI Institute.

This virtual keynote address will be streamed for access by those attending the in-person institute and anyone who would like to attend online. This is the only session that will be offered virtually. All in-person attendees and keynote registrants will receive access to the recording. Registration information for the keynote is coming soon!

An outline of the schedule is available below. All sessions will take place in the Nursing and Instructional Building Room 101 unless otherwise indicated.

8:00 – 8:30 AMRegistration and light breakfast 
8:30 – 8:45 AMWelcome and Institute Overview
Dr. Laura Pipe, Director of University Teaching and Learning Commons
8:45 – 9:00 AMOpening Remarks
Dr. Andrew Hamilton, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
9:00 – 10:00 AMKeynote Address | Reimagining Higher Education with AI 
Dr. Chris Dede
Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education 
Associate Director for Research, National AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education (AI-ALOE) 
10:00 – 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 – 11:15 AMInstructor Panel | Exploring Responsible Use of AI
Moderated by Dr. Laura Pipe, Director of University Teaching and Learning Commons
11:15 AM – NoonLightning Round 1 | Teaching and Learning with AI
A series of three, ten-minute talks from UNCG instructors with time for Q&A
Noon – 1:00 PMLunch and networking
1:00 – 1:45 PMLightning Round 2 | Teaching and Learning with AI
A series of three, ten-minute talks from UNCG instructors with time for Q&A
1:45 – 3:00 PMGenerative AI Workshop Time (bring your own device!)
This is a space for attendees to gain hands-on experience using generative AI tools to support teaching and learning. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore: 
– The fundamentals of prompt engineering 
– Generative AI tools and applications for teaching and learning  
– Integrating AI into the curriculum through designing AI inclusive and AI resistant assignments
3:00 – 4:00 PMInteractive Reflection Circles
Engage in reflective conversations to wrap up the institute addressing topics such as:
– Curricular and Instructional Design using AI
– Ethical and Responsible Use of AI
– Critical AI Literacy
4:00 – 4:30 PMClosing and Ways Forward
Dr. Laura Pipe, Director of University Teaching and Learning Commons


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