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Teaching with AI in the Humanities: Talking About Practice

February 15, 2024 @
12:00 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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Calling all Clark University Faculty:

Chances are that you have been thinking about your teaching, student work, and ChatGPT – software powered by artificial intelligence. Though still a rapidly developing technology, generative AI is already able to deliver nuanced text that mimics natural human writing… sometimes. Yet responses to ChatGPT seem to range from excitement to exasperation to exhaustion and even fear.

To prime the pump, this session will open with a presentation by Clark University professor Spencer Tricker (English) and Damian Stockli (English, MA candidate). First, they will discuss a recent classroom experience, and present an assignment—including the prompt, motivation, and some things to consider about critical AI studies as an emerging field. Second, they’ll examine ways that AI-generated literary criticism might extend research possibilities.

Rather than a discourse of experts, this discussion will be a gathering of humanists eager to share insights, challenges, and triumphs in harnessing AI tools for teaching. An open discussion following the presentation will provide an opportunity for us to offer ideas for incorporating AI into the humanities classroom through concrete assignments. Together, we’ll explore concerns and optimism about the technology and its inevitable influence on our pedagogical practices.

This event is open only to Clark University faculty and will be of special interest to faculty in the Arts & Humanities disciplines.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, February 7:

Sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities


February 15, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons – 2nd Floor
36 Maywood Street
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
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