2020 – 2023
Summer 2023 | iClicker UCLA Institutional License Launch (in progress): In response to instructor advocacy, leaders in CEILS worked with representatives from iClicker to research the usage of iClicker on campus and put together a proposal to request funding for a campus-wide license in order to support active learning in UCLA’s classrooms without the financial burden that iClickers placed on students – resulting in an equity issue and barriers to use. In 2022 funding was approved, and CEILS has worked with the BruinLearn Center of Excellence, the UCLA Bookstore, and team members from iClicker and Macmillan to plan the integration of iClicker through single-sign on, ensure necessary security and review process completion, work with the Bruin Learn Working Group for campus-wide launch and communication strategies. See this article published in the Daily Bruin for additional information on this initiative.
Spring-Fall 2023 – ChatGPT Student Survey (ongoing): In March 2023, members of Online Teaching and Learning conducted a short survey about students’ knowledge and use of ChatGPT, in order to get information that can help OTL work with instructors to redesign course material and assessments in response to AI tools. Members of the Center for Educational Assessment and the Writing Programs joined the group in order to iterate on the survey, and over the summer, the group will conduct Zoom interviews with students with questions centered around a few themes: knowledge of ChatGPT and other AI tools; use of ChatGPT; benefits and limitations of ChatGPT; and the future impact of ChatGPT and other AI tools, at UCLA and in other aspects of life. After the round of interviews in the summer, the group will conduct peer focus groups with students on campus in the fall.
May 2023 : UCLA “AI in Action” Series (in progress): Throughout the month of May (and into June) a collaboration of UCLA centers delivered the AI in Action Series several sessions about teaching strategies in the age of ChatGPT/AI tools. There were 7 different events (many on Zoom) hosted by UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), the Center for Education, Innovation, and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS), the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms program (EPIC), Online Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Bruin Learn Center of Excellence (COE), the Writing Programs, and Humanities Technology (HumTech).
- May 12, 2pm – 3:30pm PT in Zoom: AI in Action: Flash Talks on AI Use in the Classroom
- May 15, 12pm – 1:30 pm PT in Zoom: ChatGPT for Programming: Exploring AI as a Potential Equity-Lever for Learning to Code?
- May 16, 10am – 11am PT in Zoom: Course Design Opportunities with AI
- May 17, 12pm – 1pm PT in Zoom: A Conversation with AI: Hands-on Demonstration of ChatGPT & Other AI Tools
- May 18, 10am – 11am PT in Zoom: AI Writing Detection: What You Need to Know
- May 19, 11am – 12pm PT in Zoom: Designing Transparent AI Assignments
- June 2, 10am-1pm PT in Powell 186 (in-person): Creating Connections Symposium on Writing Pedagogy – Generating Text: Teaching, Writing, and Learning in the Age of AI by Writing Programs/Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy
April 2023: Campus Wide Guidance on the Use of Generative AI
This guidance on the Use of Generative AI for Teaching and Learning was a collaborative development which included contributions from the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences, the Bruin Learn Center for Excellence, UCLA’s Online Teaching and Learning, Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovation in the Classroom, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching along with input from members of the Academic Senate, the Center for Accessible Education, Advanced Research Computing (Privacy and Governance), and University Registrar.
March 2023: UCLA Virtual Town Hall: What is ChatGPT and How Does it Relate to UCLA’s Academic Mission
This virtual town hall was held on March 3, 2023, featured the following UCLA faculty panel:
- Dr. Safiya Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies; Interim Director, UCLA DataX Initiative
- Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor of Information Studies; Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab.
- Dr. John Villasenor, professor of Electrical Engineering, Public Policy, Law and Management; Faculty Co-Director, UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy
This event was organized by the Bruin Learn Center for Excellence and the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences with input and guidance from Online Teaching and Learning and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
2020-2021 Development of Guidance Documents During Covid-19 Global Pandemic and Shift to Remote Teaching
The following UCLA-wide resources were the result of CTIG collaborations between Online Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS), and CRESST.
2018 – 2020
Pre-pandemic CTIG members collaborated on three identified themes that stand out as needs for UCLA’s instructional communities. Sub-groups met quarterly to create resources and brainstorm strategies for engagement.
|Theme 1: Student Learning Outcomes Across the Disciplines
|Theme 2: Learning Modules for Students by Students
|Theme 3: Sharing Teaching and Assessment Resources via Faculty Learning Communities