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Understanding ChatGPT

In this session, CAT Executive Director Betsy Barre will help instructors avoid AI-facilitated academic dishonesty in their courses. More specifically, this workshop will help participants articulate their expectations for AI use in their courses, weigh the pros and cons of various detection strategies, develop assignments that make AI use less likely, and implement strategies to motivate students to complete their own work.

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Dr. Betsy Barre

Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

After receiving her Ph.D. in 2009, Betsy spent five years teaching Philosophy and Religious Studies at Lake Forest College, Marymount Manhattan College, and Rice University. When Rice launched its Center for Teaching Excellence in 2014, she was appointed a founding Assistant Director. In 2016, she was promoted to Associate Director, and in 2018 she began her current position at Wake Forest. Trained as a comparative ethicist, Betsy’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of moral philosophy, political theory, and the history of religion. Her disciplinary scholarship compares Catholic and Muslim arguments about the nature of law within diverse societies. And, more recently, she has explored related questions in the philosophy of education. More specifically, she’s been thinking about the nature of professorial authority within the context of politically diverse classrooms. She has continued to teach courses when her schedule allows. Throughout her career she has taught introductory ethics and religion courses; specialized seminars on sexual ethics and the First Amendment; graduate courses on teaching and learning; and, most recently, a course on disagreement and democratic deliberation. She has an affiliate faculty appointment in the Department for the Study of Religions and will be teaching Introduction to the Study of Religion in the Spring of 2020. CAT Responsibilities: Betsy has primary responsibility for CAT management, strategy, and communication; grants & awards; University initiatives & partnerships; and internal program evaluation. When her schedule allows, she also consults with teachers and facilitates workshops, reading groups, institutes, and learning communities.