The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s 2024 Conference on Innovative Teaching and Student Success

Save the Date: Wednesday, August 14, 8:30am-3:30pm, Orange Campus

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AI and TikTok and Smartphones, Oh My! Navigating the Rapidly Changing Digital Landscape to Support Learning, Wellness, and Productivity

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the rapid advancements in technology and the ever-changing educational landscape? Are you curious about AI and how it can revolutionize your teaching or increase your own productivity? Do you have concerns about digital distractions in the classroom and/or the impact of technology on attention, productivity, and overall wellbeing? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. Teaching college today is challenging! Yet, when you are equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills, and strategies to improve student learning and development – and are part of a supportive community of scholars with the same goal of increasing student success and their own productivity – this work can be energizing and very rewarding.

We hope you will join us this summer for the CETL’s 2024 Conference on Innovative Teaching and Student Success. Participants will explore:

  • AI tools and strategies to increase student learning and faculty productivity,
  • The impact of technology and smartphones [screen time] on engagement, attention, productivity, and learning,
  • How to address academic integrity issues with your students, and
  • How to maximize one’s health, happiness, and productivity through digital balance.

Call for Proposals

Proposal Categories: Select one category and address one or more of the guiding questions. Priority will be given to proposals that provide attendees with practical and innovative applications for how to increase student success in their classrooms.

  1. AI in the Classroom: Strategies to Enhance Engagement and/or Digital Literacy: In what specific ways are you integrating AI tools in the classroom to enhance student engagement, learning, and/or digital literacy? What does it mean to be digitally literate, and why is digital literacy important for our students? Are there particular tools you have found to be effective and efficient?
  2. Managing Digital Distractions in the Classroom: With the rapid advancements in technology and growing reliance on social media for entertainment and connection, how might we manage digital distractions to increase student engagement, learning, and productivity?
  3. Academic Integrity in the Classroom: How can we teach students about academic integrity so that they come to understand what is appropriate (ethical) and inappropriate when it comes to using ChatGPT and other generative tools to complete assigned course work? How do we sensitively approach students who we suspect have turned in work generated by AI without acknowledging its use?
  4. Increasing Faculty Productivity with AI: How might faculty utilize AI tools to reduce their own workload/logistical rigor and increase productivity? What are some specific task examples and AI tools you have found easy to use? What legal and ethical considerations might we need to understand when using these AI and/or generative tools?

Presentation Formats:

  1. Workshop presentations will be given 50 minutes. It is expected that attendees will leave with practical ideas for integrating AI in the classroom.
  2. Panel Sessions will provide an opportunity for 3-5 presenters to speak in a more open and conversational setting with conference attendees. Submissions for these 50-minute sessions should include the name, department, and email address of each panelist.
  3. Roundtable Discussions will last 25 minutes, with attendees visiting two table discussions during the 60-minute block of time. These sessions are meant for discussion, so no audio-visual equipment will be provided.

Submitting a Proposal

Submissions will be made via Qualtrics

Proposals are due by Friday, June 14. As you prepare your proposal, please consult the description and categories above to ensure your proposal aligns with the conference theme and that your activities are appropriate for the format you have selected. Before submitting your proposal via Qualtrics, prepare the following information, required for submission:

  1. Title of the session
  2. Category (1-4) of this submission
  3. Format of the presentation
  4. A short (Max. 50 words) abstract for the conference program.
  5. A brief description of your presentation, the learning outcomes, and how you will involve the audience.

Please include the following for each presenter:

  1. Full Name
  2. School/College and Department/Unit
  3. Position (TT or NTT) and Rank
  4. Chapman email
  5. If multiple presenters, who will correspond with CETL?

This CFP is open to Chapman faculty only. Reach out to us at with any questions!