Hawkes Learning is proud to host Learning & Growing – a series of webinars for instructors to connect and share ideas. Learning & Growing is an ongoing series, so check back frequently; new topics and speakers are added all the time! On-demand recordings and certificates of professional development are available about 48 hours after the live event has concluded.

Tune in to learn something new and grow connections in the educational community.

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Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, September 27th at 12:00 P.M. ET

AI assisted syllabus creation

Mathew Curtis, University of Southern California

AI, such as ChatGPT, provides an opportunity to improve a syllabus - as well as making a syllabus easier to create. While there is usually some institutionally required wording on a syllabus there is also a lot of opportunity to create a syllabus how we want. Too often it is easier to simply reuse a syllabus with minor updates as necessary. The syllabus though is usually our first contact with students and we can make this first contact more effective via using AI. AI allows us to make edits in a way that is a lot easier than it was in the recent past.

Save My Seat!

Tuesday, October 10th at 1:00 P.M. ET

Dr. Monica Radu

Adaptive Support: The Power of Empathy and Flexibility for Non-Traditional Students

Dr. Monica Radu, Southeast Missouri State University

This presentation explores the critical role of empathy and flexibility in supporting non-traditional students as they navigate the intricate balance between academia and family responsibilities. Through insightful strategies and practical approaches, this presentation will explore how cultivating empathy for the unique challenges these students face can foster a more inclusive and supportive learning environment. Additionally, in this presentation we will examine the value of adaptability in instructional methodologies and policies, aiming to accommodate the diverse needs and schedules of non-traditional students, ultimately enhancing their academic success and overall well-being.

Thursday, October 12th at 4:00 P.M. ET

Food Insecurity among College Students: Implications for Learning, Mood, Behavior, Cognition, and Physical Health

Jerrod Brown, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Food insecurity is a public health issue and has been associated with several short and long-term neurobiopsychosocial negative outcomes. One group often overlooked as it pertains to the topic of food insecurity are college students. Unfortunately, a sizable minority of college students are impacted by food insecurity, which may play a role in poor academic performance. This training will examine the impact food insecurity has on college students and its implications for learning, mood, behavior, cognition, and physical health. Empirically based research findings will be highlighted throughout this training.

Thursday, October 19th at 11:00 A.M. ET

Academic Integrity in the AI Era: Debating the Effectiveness of AI Checkers

Chana Etengoff, Adelphi University

Join Chana Etengoff, Ph.D., Chair of Adelphi University’s Academic Integrity Committee, as she delves into the academic integrity implications of advancing artificial intelligence systems, such as ChatGPT. This presentation will explore the major policy and ethics debates of using AI checkers as the primary method of identifying students’ original work. Further expanding the scope of the debate, the webinar will additionally focus on the importance of coupling AI detection efforts with campus integrity values, faculty judgment and contextual understanding, as well as scaffolded assignments and drafts.