AI at Westmont A Conversation on the Liberal Arts | February 2024

As generative artificial intelligence transforms the landscape of teaching and learning, how should Westmont College engage the many challenges and opportunities that this technology will bring?

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Faculty Forum: What Can Generative AI Actually Do?


Thursday, February 8
12-1 pm
Founders Room

*Faculty only, please

nathan huff--garden

Community Discussion: Teaching and Learning Christianly in the Age of AI

Thursday, February 8
3:30-5 pm
Page MPR

*Students, faculty, and staff welcome

Jaco Hamman

Concerned Classrooms: Teaching, Formation, and Partnering with AI | Dr. Jaco Hamman, Vanderbilt University

Monday, February 12
3:30-4:45 pm
GLC Simmons

*Students, faculty, and staff welcome

Group discussion

Lunchtime Departmental Discussion: What AI Means for My Department

Tuesday, February 13
12-1 pm
Founders Room

*All academic and staff departments welcome (no students, please)

Please RSVP here

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Community Discussion: Designing Assignments with AI in View

Thursday, February 15
3:30-5 pm
Founders Room

*Faculty and staff only, please

Please RSVP here

Departmental Lunch: "What Does Generative AI Mean for My Department?"
Tuesday, February 13, 12-1pm, Founders Room (*note new location)

The Gaede Institute is pleased to provide lunch for attendees at this session. We especially hope that academic and staff departments will attend together and use this opportunity to consider the effects of generative AI on their work (no students, please).

We ask that you please complete the RSVP form by Friday, February 2. You're welcome to email Delaney Anderson ( with any questions. 

RSVP here

Community Discussion: Designing Assignments with AI in View
Thursday, February 15, 3:30-5pm, Founders Room

Generative AI tools can be used to circumvent learning, but they might also be used to aid it. At a very practical level, then, the advent of generative AI will require instructors across most disciplines to rethink what their classroom assignments should achieve, and to modify those assignments accordingly. If you have an assignment you'd like to workshop with colleagues, please join us for a multidisciplinary conversation on Thursday, February 15. Please RSVP for that event below; in order to help us prepare for the discussion, we'll ask you on the response form to upload a specific assignment or prompt that you'd like to work on that afternoon.