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Summer of AI (2024)

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Training Opportunities

Synchronous/Live Workshops:

  • "The Basics of AI: Knowing When and How to Use Generative Artificial Intelligence"

June 4, 2024,  11am - 12:30pm EST, Online

Presented by Rutgers' School of Public Health, TLT, and OTEAR


This workshop is designed to assist faculty members interested in exploring generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, Dall-E, Gemini, Claude, and others. Attendees will discover which tools are most effective for various applications and learn how to craft prompts to achieve specific outcomes. Participants are encouraged to set up AI accounts and engage actively as we explore uses in creating literature reviews, designing assignments and rubrics, enhancing lectures with illustrations, interpreting charts, and more. The ultimate goal is to enhance understanding of the strengths and limitations of these applications and their potential impact on teaching and learning.


Register Here: After you register you will receive a confirmation email with meeting details.​​​​

  • AI Tools for your Research with Google Cloud Platform

June 10, 2024, 10am-1pm, Online

Presented by Rutgers Office of Advance Research Computing

The Rutgers Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) invites you to an interactive workshopGoogle Cloud to learn more about how to integrate AI tools into your research platform. Join us for presentations, demos, and hands-on labs facilitated by the Google Cloud team.


Register Here (virtual only; in-person registration is at capacity).

  • 2024 Rutgers-Newark Summer Hackathon

June 11, 2024, 9am to 5pm, EST, In-Person Event

Dana Library, 185 University Avenue, Room 320 (photo ID required for entry)

Presented by the Quantum Multiscale NSF Center, the Rutgers-Newark Department of Physics, and the P3 Collaboratory

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation under grant No. OAC-2321103.


Whether you are a student, researcher, or instructor, Python can fundamentally revolutionize the way you work. At the 2024 RU-N Hackathon, attendees will have opportunities to (1) learn the basics of Python (in our coding camp), (2) practice coding for their own projects (in the coding lab / “hacker space”), and (3) even have the opportunity to discuss their coding needs and questions with experts (in the coding clinic!). 


The hackathon provides a friendly atmosphere to learn, practice, and master coding in a judgment-free, fun-filled environment! Be sure to bring your own computer.


Hackathon Schedule:

Coding Camp

9am - 9:30am: Welcome (breakfast provided)

9:30am - 12pm: Basic Python for Beginners

12pm - 1pm: Lunch (provided)


Coding Clinic

1pm - 5pm: Apply Python to your own project (with expert help!)


All-Day Coding Lab / “Hacker Space”

9am - 5pm: Hackers room and code lab: get your coding done peacefully and ask experts any questions!

Register Here: Please RSVP by June 7th to reserve your space. 

  • Exploring the Generative AI Revolution: Shaping the Future of Higher Education

June 20, 2024, 1pm to 2pm, EST, Webinar - presented by Canvas

Presented by the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)
Artificial Intelligence has been at the forefront of many conversations in higher education lately. During this webinar, Instructure's Vice President of Global Academic Strategy, Ryan Lufkin, will share front-row seat insights on how Instructure is incorporating AI into the platform and where the market is aligning. Ryan has been traveling the globe speaking at various forums, presenting on innovative approaches and the industry shift to AI-based learning objectives. 
As part of our goal during this presentation, Instructure wants to showcase a collaborative approach to learning, innovation, and the future of Higher Education. We welcome you to partake in our NERCOMP partnership-focused conversation and learn about the many existing tools and features offered to NERCOMP members.
Register Here: You can become a member for free here.
  • SMARTeaching: "Demystifying AI for Teaching and Learning"

July 10, 2024, 10 - 11am EST​, Online

Presented by Catherine Clepper

This first workshop in a two-part series will introduce you to the basics of generative AI as a tool for teaching and learning. We will explore the range of AI tools available like ChatGPT, Dall-E and Perplexity, and how they can be incorporated into assignments, rubrics, and assessments. We will also practice writing effective prompts to make the most of AI’s most useful features.

Register Here: After you register you will receive a confirmation email with meeting details.

  • AI Tools to Amplify Your Research 

July 12, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, Online

Presenter by Surparna Sinha, Instructional Designer (TLT) 

Unlock the power of cutting-edge AI to accelerate your research. In this hands-on workshop, faculty will learn how to leverage state-of-art AI tools and models for literature review, and data analysis. Gain a competitive edge by integrating AI into your research workflow. In addition, learn how to improve the quality of student assignments by using AI to create rubrics.

Register Here: After you register you will receive a confirmation email with meeting details.

Coming in Fall 2024:

  • SMARTeaching, "Make Your Syllabus AI-Ready"

    • Second workshop in a two part AI-focused series with Suparna Sinha and Rick Anderson. September 9 or 13, Online, TBD.

At Your Own Pace Trainings & Resources:

Rutgers' AI Policies, Working Groups, and Resources:

  • Rutgers AI Advisory Council Page

  • Rutgers Libraries AI Research Guide

    • Includes content on prompt writing, AI and teaching, AI literacy, AI detection tools, and more!

  • Rutgers' Office of Information Technology: AI Hub

    • Includes relevant policies, guidance for AI use at Rutgers, and a list of AI-capable tools that Rutgers' instructors can access and use.

  • re: ​Purchasing AI Technology

    • If you are considering the purchase of an AI application for use at Rutgers, you must follow the same processes and risk assessments as for other software purchases. 

Tools/Resources: Writing Prompts

Tools/Resources: Ethical and Educational Concerns around AI

Tools/Resources: Integrating or Resisting AI in Course Assignments


General Resources:

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