FPSE Webinar Series: Advocating for Ethics and Equity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Wednesday, September 20, 2023
CHAT-GPT was released as a generative artificial intelligence (AI) system at the end of 2022. In post-secondary education, we’ve moved past the initial reactions and are now beginning to see guidance documents for teaching and learning, as well as policy & procedure formation on the use of AI systems in PSE. FPSE invites Local Presidents and Local Executive team members to join us for this one-hour dive into the ethical and practical implications of AI for education, to help inform your positions on academic labour, equity, diversity, inclusion, ethical decision-making and academic integrity.
Topic: FPSE Webinar Series: Advocating for Ethics and Equity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Date & Time: Wednesday September 20, 2023 @ 4:00 PM (PST) via Zoom
Registration Link: Advocating for Ethics and Equity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
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Session Description: Teaching and assessing writing have become increasingly complex with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) apps and tools that students can access freely or at a low cost. In this keynote, Sarah Elaine Eaton provides insights into how Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT and similar apps are impacting teaching, learning, and assessment. Dr. Eaton will share insights from a recent research project she is leading at the University of Calgary in which the team is asking the question: What are the ethical implications of artificial intelligence technologies for teaching, learning, and assessment?
This session is not about how to use specific tools. Instead, we will delve into the broad ethical and practical implications of AI for education. Considerations for academic labour, equity, diversity, and inclusion and advocacy will be addressed. A key takeaway is that a comprehensive and holistic view of academic integrity is about more than preventing plagiarism or cheating; it is about ethical decision-making in and beyond the classroom. In a multi-stakeholder approach to academic integrity, everyone within the educational system holds a responsibility for ethical conduct, including how we use technology today and into the future.
Presenter: Sarah Elaine Eaton
Associate Professor – University of Calgary
Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a multi-award-winning associate professor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada, who holds a concurrent appointment as an Honorary Associate Professor, Deakin University, Australia. Dr. Eaton has written and presented extensively on academic integrity and ethics in higher education and is regularly invited as a media guest to talk about academic and research misconduct.