Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

CPP Symposium on AI in the Classroom and Beyond

CPP Symposium on AI in the Classroom and Beyond

CPP's first "Symposium on AI in the Classroom and Beyond" gives different perspectives and practical ideas.

Join colleagues from around campus for a thought-provoking and informative day discussing AI in the classroom and beyond. We're all wondering: What are the ethics? What are the best practices? Will these tools be available to everyone at CPP? What are my students thinking — and doing with AI? What new skills do my students and I need? And that's just for starters.

The Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE), Academic Innovation, Information Technology & Institutional Planning (IT&IP), and the University Library collaborate to bring you a program that balances diverse perspectives, practical information, and time for reflective collegial discussion.

🗓️ When? Friday, November 3, 10:00am - 3:00pm

📍 Where? Bldg 162, Room 1001: CBA Gregoire Family Lecture Hall — in person only

🎥 Indicated sessions will be recorded and published to this website after the event. Discussions will be in-person only. 

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10:00am - 10:30am

Keynote: AI and the Future of Education 🎥

Luis Salazar, Founder and CEO of AI for Social Progress

10:30am - 10:50am

Q&A and Discussion

Moderated large group discussion

11:00am - 12:30pm

Short Talks: Campus Perspectives on AI in the Classroom and Beyond 🎥

Series of 10-minute talks from representatives across Cal Poly Pomona and beyond.

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Box Lunch Pickup

Pick up a box lunch generously provided by the Office of Academic Innovation and head back in for one of the afternoon seminars.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Concurrent Seminar 1: Harvesting the Potential of AI in Your Classroom

Tracy Mendolia-Moore, Western University of Health Sciences

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Concurrent Seminar 2: How Generative AI Will Shift the Nature of Work for Our Students

Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Singelyn Family Dean of the College of Business Administration

2:10pm - 3:00pm

Reflection, Discussion, and Next Steps

Moderated and structured small and large group discussions: What did we learn? What questions need to be answered as a campus community? We'll generate a collaborative document for further development and future conversations.

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For questions, please contact Eric Davis (Instructional Designer, CAFE).