Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) at Boston University are pleased to announce a series of Information Sessions on Generative AI to discuss the implications of this evolving technology for teaching and learning. We cordially invite you to join us for this vital conversation on a subject of growing relevance to the field of education. Engage with your peers and thought leaders as we navigate this exciting frontier together.

Upcoming Events

Session 4: AI in Education: The Student View

Thursday, October 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

How are students viewing and using generative AI? Join Priya Garg (BUMC) for a conversation with a range of students as they discuss how they and their peers are using AI, their questions and concerns about the technology, and their opinions on how higher education might prepare students for workplaces that utilize AI. 


Session 5: AI and Learning Assessment

Wednesday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

How does generative AI impact assignment design and assessment practices? Join us to explore how AI can assist with designing assessment tasks, creating rubrics, and providing feedback. We will begin with framing principles followed by examples utilized by faculty at BU and beyond.  


Previous Events

Please click on the hyperlinks below to access the session recordings, slides, and resource links.

Session 1: The Implications of Generative AI on Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, August 23, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Associate Provost Chris Dellarocas inaugurated our series with an introductory discussion on the following essential topics:

  • Understanding Generative AI: How do tools like ChatGPT work? What principles are at play?
  • Challenges and Opportunities: What are the implications for teaching and learning? What challenges exist?
  • The Role of Educators: How might the job of a teacher change in response to these tools?
  • Preparing for Change: What can you do now, in the coming academic year, and long-term to prepare? How will DL&I and CTL provide support?

    This event focused on providing insights and fostering understanding rather than discussing or determining university policy.

      Session 2: First Week of Class: Communicating with Your Students About AI 

      Thursday, August 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      Session 2 of the Generative AI in Education Information Series, hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), focused on communicating standards for AI use in courses. CTL staff, Deb Breen and Lisa Burgess, presented on the essentials of communicating about AI with your students in the first week of class. Their discussion covered the following essential topics: 

      • Syllabus information as a conversation starter on AI in higher education 
      • Connecting AI guidelines and citation styles 
      • Creating class guidelines as a collaborative exercise

      Session 3: Developing Course Materials with AI

      Wednesday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      In this session, Professors Chris Dellarocas (DL&I, Questrom) and Matt Parfitt (CGS, Rhetoric) explored how generative AI can be used to create and refine course materials (including syllabi, lesson plans, case studies, in-class activities, and more) that instructors can integrate into their teaching.