Date & Time: May 8 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Virtual

Join us at Adelphi University’s 2024 Teaching and Learning Conference, where cutting-edge discussions will center around the pivotal themes of Accessibility and Artificial Intelligence. 

Explore innovative approaches to make education accessible to all while delving into the transformative impact of AI in shaping the future of teaching and learning. Engage with thought leaders, educators, and experts as we collectively envision a more inclusive and technologically advanced educational landscape.

Plenary Speakers

C. Edward Watson

May 8

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C. Edward Watson is the Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of Open Educational Resources and Digital Innovation at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Prior to joining AAC&U, Dr. Watson was the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia (UGA) where he led university efforts associated with faculty development, TA development, learning technologies, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He continues to serve as a Fellow in the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at UGA and recently stepped down after more than a decade as the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. His most recent book is Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning. Dr. Watson has been quoted in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Campus Technology, EdSurge, Consumer Reports, UK Financial Times, and University Business Magazine and by the AP, CNN, and NPR regarding current teaching and learning issues and trends in higher education.

“Pedagogical Practice in the New Era of AI”

Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini, and others, have had an astonishingly quick impact on the ways we learn, work, think, and create, and this evolution is clearly apparent on college campuses. As early as January 2023, approximately 9 out of 10 college students reported using ChatGPT, and that number, as well as student competency with AI, has only grown since then. As the spring semester ends this May, and we look towards summer and fall, AI will be present in our classrooms, presenting a range of opportunities and challenges as a result. Drawing from the presenter’s new book, Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning (Johns Hopkins University Press), this keynote is designed to provide participants with clear guidance as they prepare for the coming semesters. After a brief overview of the AI landscape, this session will shift to provide clear recommendations for pedagogical and classroom practice, including policy decisions, syllabus statements, grading, and academic integrity. Assignment design will be a hallmark of this keynote, and attendees can anticipate a discussion of if, when, and how we might embrace AI to achieve the learning goals of our courses. Examples will be provided throughout.

Mehtab Khan

Mehtab Khan

Copyright, Generative AI, and Fair Use in Educational Institutions”

May 9

Mehtab Khan’s scholarship intersects intellectual property, in particular copyright and trademark law, internet law, anti-discrimination, and AI Law. She is interested in how technology impacts society and analyzing the role of law in mitigating and shaping that impact. Her recent academic scholarship includes articles on developing an accountability framework for large-scale AI training datasets, regulating automated content moderation and online speech tools, and the impact of AI on the creative industries.
Her current research at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University looks at the mechanisms for governing the practices involved in developing and deploying AI technologies. She is particularly interested in how to ensure diversity and representation in the development process, and the ways in which the harms and impacts overlook marginalized groups. Her doctoral dissertation, completed at Berkeley Law, examines the role of internet platforms in shaping fair use. This research was partly inspired by challenges internet users face to access knowledge and the ways platforms like Google and Wikipedia navigate complex copyright rules to make knowledge more accessible.

Mehtab Khan was previously a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. At Yale, she was also the Program Director for the Yale/Wikimedia Initiative on Intermediaries and Information. She has been a visiting researcher at Stanford HAI. She is a recipient of numerous grants to work on the use of AI in hiring. She was a Fellow at the Center for Technology, Society and Policy in 2019, and a Research Grantee at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.

Mehtab is a licensed attorney, and she has previously worked as a lawyer in the United States, Malaysia, and Pakistan. She has done stints at the Wikimedia Foundation, Creative Commons, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation—three Bay Area institutions that have been at the forefront of many legal battles around digital rights. She holds an LLM and JSD from University of California, Berkeley School of Law.


Please consider submitting a proposal aligned with one of the following themes:

  1. Accessibility
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  3. Proposals addressing innovative teaching and learning practices on other topics are most welcome

Please reach out to Karen Fassenfeld Kolb, Director of FCPE, with any questions.

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