ETS/CTE Symposium on GenAI in Higher Ed

The CTE’s Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on GenAI and ETS are collaborating to support a Symposium on GenAI in Higher Education on April 9-10, 2024, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the McLaren Complex 251.

The Symposium on GenAI in Higher Education provides an opportunity to discuss how GenAI can improve learning and teaching, and prepare students for a GenAI-driven world. The Symposium includes talks, panels, workshops, and presentations on topics like leveraging GenAI for classroom success, the ethical use of GenAI in education, enhancing learning outcomes using GenAI, and hearing from students on their experiences and expectations of GenAI on their learning and job readiness. The Symposium is aimed at understanding GenAI's benefits and challenges and sharing ideas on how to use GenAI to make education better for everyone.

Join us as we learn from each other, and help shape how GenAI will influence the future of education at USF.

Recorded presentations are available for viewing below.


tuesday, April 9

Time Topics Presenter(s)
9:00 am - 9:15 am


View welcome remarks »

Opinder Bawa, VP and CIO, ITS
9:15 am - 9:30 am

Promoting Student Agency as Creative Beings using Gen AI

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Evelyn Ho, Professor, Communication Studies
9:30 am - 10:15 am

AI, Catholic Social Thought, and the Human Person 

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Mark Graves, Instructor, Data Institute

Erin Brigham, Executive Director of the Joan and Ralph Center for Catholic Social Thought

Chris Brooks, Professor, Computer Science

Sarah Hillenbrand, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

10:15 am - 10:30 am - Break -  
10:30 am - 11:00 am

GenAI Student Panel

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Johnathan Cromwell, Assistant Professor, SOM (Moderator)
11:00 am - 11:30 am

GenAI Ethics

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Freddie Seba, Instructor, SONHP
11:30 am - Noon

Empowering Education: Leveraging AI for Classroom Success

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Nicole Phillips, Assistant Professor, SOL
Noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch: Roundtable with Bay Area AI Professionals: Understanding Gen AI's Disruptive Impact - Insights from Industry Experts and Strategies for Preparing USF Students

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Tom Maier, AVP for Business Education and Partnerships (Moderator)

Adina Simu,
Chief Product and Commercial Officer, Co-founder Auditoria.AI

Deeksha Chugh, 
Ecommerce industry expertise

Pritika Mehta,
Industry expertise in AI, recently at Butternut AI

Garima Agarwal,
USF Alum, Industry expertise in AI, along with being an alum of our Data Institute.

Salwa Nur Muhammad,
CEO, FourthBrain

Puneet Thapliyal,
Healthcare industry expertise in AI

Ravi N. Raj,
Industry expertise in AI, Currently at Secondbrain


Wednesday, April 10

Time Topics Presenter(s)
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Enhancing Learning Outcomes via AI-Generated Study Guides and Quizzes 

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Diane Woodbridge, Associate Professor, Data Science

Aydin Schwartz, Alumni

9:30 am - 10:00 am

The Impact of GenAI on Academic Publishing

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Greg Benson, Professor, Computer Science
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Academic Generative AI Guidelines, Join the Conversation

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Jill Ballard, Instructional Designer, ETS

Megan Hutchinson, Associate Professor, SOL

Nicole Gonzales Howell, Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Languages

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Knowledge Organization and Learning Framework for Creative Solutions (KOLFcs)

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Yulin Xu, Doctoral student, SOE
10:45 am - 11:00 am

Build “A Conversation with Socrates” app with Blocks Coding

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David Wolber, Professor, Computer Science
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Using LLMs for Prototyping Tools for Teaching/Research

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Mehmet Emre, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
11:30 am - Noon

Faculty Learning Community Roundtable on GenAI

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Faculty Learning Community
Noon - 1:00 pm GenAI at USF with Provost Fung Provost Eileen Fung

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