Jen Smith (Office of the Provost) and Eric Fournier (Center for Teaching and Learning) are co-leading an informal set of discussions on generative AI (e.g., ChatGPT) and its implications for higher education, open to any faculty or staff member in the university community. These conversations will be offered approximately every other week, in hybrid format. Individuals are welcome to come whenever and however their schedules allow; there is no expectation for routine attendance.

To be added to the list for scheduling of future meetings, please email

At the first meeting, participants will be invited to share their questions, concerns, and topics of interest. The agenda for the remaining meetings will be determined based on those suggestions. We hope for a wide ranging set of conversations, from the immediately practical (how might I use ChatGPT in my course?”, “how could I adjust my assignments to avoid learning loss?”) to the broadly philosophical (“what does it mean to effectively prepare our students to thrive in an AI-filled future.)

These conversations are intended to expand upon the helpful resources and events already provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning; interested individuals should consult those for additional opportunities to learn and explore.

Schedule of meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2003: 3-4 p.m. Zoom/S. Brookings 100  (Overview, interest sharing) 
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2003: 3-4 p.m. Zoom/N. Brookings 300  (TBD)
  • March meeting 1 (TBD)
  • March meeting 2 (TBD)
  • April meeting 1 (TBD)
  • April meeting 2 (TBD)