Coles College Symposium: AI and the Business Classroom

Coles College Symposium: AI and the Business Classroom August 24, 2023 8:00 AM - 5:00PM KSU Center, Room 400

The explosive rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is causing significant disruption across multiple industries. This event brings together faculty from the Coles College and other regional universities to examine some of the profound issues surrounding AI in education. Highlights of the symposium include:

  • Implications of AI for higher education
  • Strategies for preparing students for workplace changes and new industries shaped by AI
  • Student perspectives on the use of AI
  • Explorations of integrity and accountability concerns
  • Tips for maximizing net positives from AI use

The event will facilitate critical reflections among business school peers on these topics, and will feature keynote presentations and expert panels.

August 24, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00PM
KSU Center, Room 400

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Symposium Agenda


Time Theme Speaker(s)
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Check-in and Continental Breakfast  
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks Robin Cheramie
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote: Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Higher Education Gerald Kane, University of Georgia
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break  
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Keynote: Embracing Generative AI for Classroom Instruction: Opportunities and Challenges Patrick Lynch, Hult Business School
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tradeoffs of Using AI to Learn Aaron French
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch  
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote: Educating Business Students for Industry with AI Michael Stefanick, Ernst Young
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Student Presentation: Using AI in Classes from a student perspective  
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break  
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Faculty Panel: Maximizing Net Positives of AI in the Classroom Tyra Burton (Moderator), Heather Morgan, and Reza Vaezi
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks Jomon Paul


Please Register by August 17, 2023.

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