The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges invites you to the 2024 Spring AI Professional Development Workshop to be held virtually on Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Register now.

Presentations (30 min each) will include:

9 - 9:30 am: Improving Basic Communications with AI by Mark Albert (DeSales)

Use AI to improve the tone and effectiveness of basic emails, letters and other communications. The audience will be asked to do their own samples and walked through how to adjust the output using prompts. This will focus on freely available tools like Copilot and ChatGPT.

9:30 - 10 am: AI Security Through the Lens of Academia by Hannah Tatu, Zepu Chen (Lafayette)

Focus on security guidelines that need to be in place or considered when using AI in the academic office.

10 - 10:30 am: Using Microsoft CoPilot to Enhance Microsoft Office Use by Bruce Sarte (Cedar Crest)

Faculty, Staff, Students - An Introduction to using Microsoft's CoPilot for M365 to enhance the Office Suite for productivity and workflow enhancement focusing on Excel and PowerPoint.

10:30 - 11 am: Navigating the Integration of Interactive AI Tools in Learning Environments by Hamed Yaghoobian (Muhlenberg)

This workshop explores the transformative implications and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education, emphasizing the integration of AI tools into teaching and learning processes. I will critically examine how AI can enhance educational outcomes and streamline administrative tasks, while addressing potential challenges and ethical considerations educators may face. The session will be highly interactive, inviting participants to engage directly with AI technologies through hands-on activities. Attendees will create and interact with AI-driven educational applications, with a focus on practical tools like automated grading and enhanced reading aids. The workshop will also guide participants on how to navigate the evolving educational landscape in the dawn of AI tools, ensuring they are equipped to make informed decisions about implementing AI solutions in their teaching practices effectively and responsibly.

11 - 11:30 am: AI Prompt Engineering by James Monek (Lehigh)

In general, AI will answer most questions you submit, but that may not the most accurate or best answer you were looking for. This session will explore having conversations with AI models to tweak the model in providing not only the better answers, but in the format that you are expecting. We will walk through several examples to learn how to better craft your prompt with role, direction, scope, audience, and other parameters.

Register now. You will receive a link to the recording after the event.

Sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges