The generative AI committee stands as an institution-wide collaboration at the forefront of exploration and ethical considerations of artificial intelligence. Comprised of experts from diverse fields across Laurier, this committee will explore ways generative AI is transforming the landscape of teaching and learning to equip students, faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills needed to harness the use of AI in education.
The committee will provide recommendations on the impacts posed by generative AI on teaching, research and operational activities at Laurier and will also offer recommendations about changes in policy and practice. With a mission to drive interdisciplinary dialogue, the committee fosters a collective understanding of the implications and opportunities of AI technology.
In its initial year, the committee will meet monthly in September, October and November 2023 to discuss generative AI in the context of teaching, research and operational activities. During these meetings the committee will set the mandate for the subcommittees, including deliverables and timelines. The subcommittees will meet through the fall 2023 and winter 2024. The committee will reconvene in March 2024 to receive the recommendations from the subcommittees.
In subsequent years the committee will meet twice annually, in the fall and the winter, to review and reassess guidelines from the perspective of a) how they have worked to date and b) changes needed based on experience and updates to generative AI.
Generative Artificial Intelligence