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April 5th, 2023

What Does Community Mean in the Classroom? Sharing Stories, Swift Trust, and a Sense of Togetherness

This podcast from Faculty Focus talks about ideas for fostering a sense of community, how swift trust can be applied in an educational setting, and how a storytelling activity can inspire students to share their own stories.



Read more about: Dawson AI Update at DawsCon

Dawson AI Update at DawsCon

April 5th, 2023

At the opening of DawsCon on March 24, Dawson AI lead Joel Trudeau gave some updates about the last three years of the Dawson AI initiative: “We are grateful to put on an event like this with our colleagues in Computer Science spearheaded by Victor Ponce and are especially pleased to have students actively contributing…

Read more about: DawsCon, A.I. workshops and Data Journalism challenge this weekend

DawsCon, A.I. workshops and Data Journalism challenge this weekend

March 22nd, 2023

On Friday, March 24, Dawson College will be hosting a free conference for educators and industry, and a subsequent weekend Data Journalism Challenge (March 25-26) aimed at students of any background. Attendees will be exposed to a wide range of AI topics from challenges of ChatGPT in education to ethics and bias to data manipulation and machine learning,…

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March 22nd, 2023
  • ChatGPT Workshop and Roundtable Discussion – March 24

In this workshop, members of the DawsonA.I. Community of Practice will demonstrate how text generation can be engaged proactively in the classroom, and how to best manage the academic integrity challenges it poses. The session will be interactive and include hands-on activities followed by an open-ended discussion on challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. Led by Robert Stephens (Dawson AI Lead)

Part of DawsCon - Registration is required

Read more about: Dawson AI guiding College through challenges of Chat GPT

Dawson AI guiding College through challenges of Chat GPT

March 22nd, 2023

At this point, you’ve surely heard of ChatGPT, the A.I. text generation system developed by OpenAI. Perhaps you are even a little sick of hearing about it already! For better or worse, ChatGPT and its soon to be released, much more powerful cousin GPT-4, will have dramatic consequences for higher education. Members of the Dawson…

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March 8th, 2023

AI and Writing: Rethinking Writing in the Age of AI (virtual event)
March 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In the dawn of accessible AI-generated writing, we are forced to go back to the basics and ask ourselves: What is writing? Why do we ask our students to write? How is writing related to critical thinking?

This informal session will give participants an opportunity to reflect on their own relationships to writing and share ideas on how we might foster a love for the writing process in our students. This conversation is the first in a series on the topic of AI and writing in the college classroom.

This conversation will be hosted by the community of practice members Jeff Gandell (WID), Daniel Goldsmith (DALC), Robert Stephens (AI) & Brian Redekopp (AI).

Register Here or from the Faculty Hub.

Read more about ChatGPT on the Faculty Hub.

New Faculty Orientation is March 14

February 22nd, 2023

The next New Faculty Orientation will be held in person on March 14 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 3F.37.

Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college level, and tips for engaging students.

The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components:

Welcome from the Deans and Directors of Dawson
• Competency based education and the program approach
• Academic integrity at Dawson
• Faculty deadlines
• Faculty roles and responsibilities
• Classroom scenarios and discussion
• Professional development opportunities

This event is open to all new Day and Continuing Education faculty with a Winter 2023 workload.

Register for this NFO session here.

CCDMD call for projects deadline is March 3

February 8th, 2023

The Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD) produces printed, digital and online materials for teaching staff and students throughout the Québec college system. Its mandate is both to ensure that students in the system have access to quality educational materials in both French and English, and to contribute to the development of these materials at the various stages of production.

Those wishing to submit a proposal for the creation, adaptation and translation of digital or print educational resource that is suitable to the context in Québec may do so during the Call for Projects open until March 3. Consult the Call for Projects Guide and complete the Project Presentation Form in the Documentation section.

All projects must be presented by a teacher from a public or private CEGEP in Québec or an external specialist in the discipline supported by an academic dean.

Over at the Faculty Hub

February 8th, 2023

Watch for this campaign starting next week!

Info will be available throughout the college, or check the CC4C and Faculty Hub websites.

With Love,

The Creative Collective for Change

Read more about: Decolonizing college education together

Decolonizing college education together

February 8th, 2023

Decolonizing and Indigenizing a college is “a long-term project,” said Intercollegiate Ped Day keynote speaker Isabelle Picard during her Jan. 11 talk entitled Toward a Decolonization of College Education. The Wendat author, lecturer, columnist and ethnologist covered many aspects of decolonizing our educational institutions so that our learning communities are more equitable, inclusive and fair. For…

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