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AI & Writing Mini Conference

March 26 @ 11:30 am 4:30 pm

March 26, 2024
Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union

Join colleagues and keynote speaker, Sidney Dobrin from the University of Florida, at the upcoming WAC/TILT Mini-Conference: AI and Writing, to: 

  • Consider both the conceptual approach and applied approaches to AI in the classroom: The conceptual approach addresses the function of GenAI and the ramifications of its use as a writing tool – especially the ethical, social, and material issues it raises, while the applied approach offers guidance to assist readers in using GenAI responsibly and authentically.

  • Learn how students can ethically use generative AI to improve their information literacy skills: Join Forsyth librarians as we cover how AI can provide support as students locate, evaluate, and use information sources for their assignments. You will come away with strategies to integrate AI-assisted information literacy learning activities into your teaching.

  • Hear directly from FHSU students, about their thoughts and experiences on the use of AI in writing assignments and writing-intensive courses.  

Attendance at this event includes lunch and a free copy of Dr. Dobrin’s text, AI & Writing, compliments of FHSU Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC).

11:30am-12:00pm Lunch & Networking 
12:00pm-12:50pm Keynote: Sidney Dobrin
1:00pm – 1:50pm Session 1: AI & Information Literacy (Claire Nickerson & Heather VanDyne)
2:00pm – 2:50pm Session 2: Designing Assignments for Generative AI (Sidney Dobrin/faculty panel)
3:00pm – 3:50pm Session 3: Student Perspectives on AI & Writing (Moderator: Magdalene Moy)
4:00pm – 4:30pm Book Signing 

About the author: Sidney Dobrin is professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of Florida, and for ten years directed its writing program. He is the founding director of the Trace Innovation Initiative, serves as a Digital Thought Leader for Adobe, and is a member of the Florida Institute for National Security, which is part of the University of Florida’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative. Dobrin is the author and editor of numerous books and articles about writing, technology, and ecology.