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Universities of Louisiana Content Experts

The Universities of Louisiana have identified experts in five content areas to author a repository of resources aiding in educating faculty and staff to best carry out our mission.

AI Intensive

 

Join our series of webinars led by Innovative Educators from across our System:  Meredith King (UNO), Dr. Megan Lowe (NSU), Dr. Whitney Sivils-Sawyer (LTU), and Dr. Frank Crocco (ULL). These videos will introduce you to the topic of AI and some of the components covered in the newly created AI Micro Credential which will be available to UL System faculty and staff to pilot in July 8 -26. This series of videos focus on recognizing AI-generated student work product using specific software and addressing ethical implications of AI interventions with college students. The recordings are accessible on demand through the UL System YouTube channel, the following is a suggest viewing schedule.

    • Artificial Intelligence (AI): What is it? How is/can it be used?
      Monday, June 24, 2024
      ZOOM Webinar
    • Designing Authentic Assessments in the Age of AI
      Tuesday, June 25, 2024
      ZOOM Webinar
    • AI for Task Automation: Working Smarter
      Wednesday, June 26, 2024
      ZOOM Webinar
    • Define, Refine, and Re-Generate: Building Prompt Engineering Skills
      Wednesday, June 26, 2024
      ZOOM Webinar
    • AI & Ethical Implications
      Thursday, June 27, 2024
      ZOOM Webinar
    • AI & Plagiarism
      Thursday, June 27, 2024
      ZOOM Webinar
    • Reflections on AI
      Friday, June 28, 2024
      ZOOM Webinar

UL System Developed AI Micro Credential

Join the AI Micro Credential Pilot Program!

This past spring, a group of educators from across the UL System developed an innovative AI Micro Credential. Designed to introduce students, faculty, and staff to cutting-edge AI technology, this credential is accessible through both Moodle and Canvas learning management systems (LMS).

We are excited to announce that the pilot program will be available in the UL System Moodle Instance starting July 8, 2024. We invite faculty and staff from all campuses to be part of this groundbreaking initiative.

Why Participate?

  • Explore AI Technology: Gain a foundational understanding of AI and its applications in education.
  • Flexible Learning: Complete the 16-hour course asynchronously at your own pace.
  • Interactive Support: Benefit from weekly virtual office hours to discuss content and share experiences.
  • Influence the Future: Provide valuable feedback to refine the credential, ensuring it meets the needs of our community.

Your participation will directly contribute to enhancing the AI Micro Credential, which will be shared with each System campus this fall for broader implementation.

Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of AI education in our system! Sign up here to join the pilot program and embark on this exciting learning journey.

Let’s advance our knowledge together and empower our campus communities with AI expertise!

Creating a Culture of Care Week

Join us as we prepare for the 2024-2025 Academic year with a week of programming that focuses on creating a culture of care on our campuses. This live webinar series will focus on exploring the topic of mental health and how our reactions, habits, and relationships are impacted by our mental health. Join professionals from around the UL System as we explore opportunities to perpetuate a culture of care on our campuses.

Creating a Culture of Care Week: August 5 -9

  • 8/5 – Mental Health 101 with Dr. Kevin Yaudes (MSU) 1pm – 2pm

REGISTER HERE!

Join us for “Mental Health 101,” a webinar designed to define mental health, provide guidance on recognizing when professional help may be needed, and highlight available resources on our campuses. Gain valuable insights and practical advice to support your well-being. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding and access the support you need.

  • 8/6 – Creating a Culture of Care (the Blue Folder Resource) – Kristin Wills and James Grimes (MSU) 10am – 11am

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Join our upcoming webinar to explore the “Blue Folder Resource,” an essential tool designed to help faculty and staff at McNeese State University direct students to timely and appropriate mental health treatment. This webinar will also offer insights for other campuses to develop similar resources for assisting faculty and staff in supporting student well-being. Thank you to the McNeese team for sharing!

  • 8/7 – Creating Supportive Learning Environments Panel– 2pm-3pm Host: Dr. Kevin Yaudes Panelists: Dr. Bill McCown (ULM), Rebecca Boone (NSU), Monica Orsot (MSU), and Dr. Taneshia Drake (SLU)

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Join us for an insightful panel discussion on creating a culture of care in higher education, featuring experts from various campus roles. Our panelists will explore how faculty and staff can collaborate to foster student success and enhance the sense of community on campus. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about effective strategies and programs that support student well-being and retention.

  • 8/8 – Creating a Culture of Care (the Blue Folder Resource) – Kristin Wills and James Grimes (MSU) 2pm – 3pm

REGISTER HERE

Join our upcoming webinar to explore the “Blue Folder Resource,” an essential tool designed to help faculty and staff at McNeese State University direct students to timely and appropriate mental health treatment. This webinar will also offer insights for other campuses to develop similar resources for assisting faculty and staff in supporting student well-being. Thank you to the McNeese team for sharing!

  • 8/9 – Trauma Informed Teaching – Dr. Kevin Yaudes (MSU) & Beth Blankenship (UNO) 10am – 11am

REGISTER HERE

Join us for a webinar on Trauma-Informed Teaching, where we’ll explore strategies for creating supportive and understanding classroom environments for students who have experienced trauma. Gain practical techniques to recognize and address trauma’s impact on learning and behavior. Enhance your teaching practices to foster resilience and academic success in all students.

 

Areas of Expertise

Mental Health

College mental health services play a critical role in promoting healthy and safe college communities and campuses, improving retention and outcomes.

Online Teaching and Learning

All faculty, staff, and students should have access to equitable teaching and learning environments. These resources serve to enhance the online learning infrastructure across the nine-member institutions.

Financial Literacy

One of the biggest barriers to degree completion is the cost of attendance. Arming students with financial aid resources and opportunities designed to mitigate financial constraints is key to increasing student access and success.

Research and Grant Writing

Research is essential to the economic and social development of our globalized society and contributes to teaching and learning that takes place in the classroom. Conducting research and securing grants are critical to the function of a university.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.

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