Faculty at Cal State San Bernardino are invited to share their classroom experience with ChatGPT, the AI-driven technology that uses natural language to create human-like dialogue, at the first Faculty Center for Excellence (FCE) Faculty Forum Series event, presented by the Faculty Center for Excellence.

“Your Experiences with ChatGPT in the Classroom” will take place from noon-1 p.m. at the FCE, room PL-4005 in the John M. Pfau Library. Register online at “FCE Forum: Your Experiences with ChatGPT in the Classroom” for both in-person and virtual attendance.

The program will be moderated by Fadi Muheidat, Teaching Resource Center director and associate professor of computer science & engineering, and Mihaela Popescu, Extended Reality for Learning (xREAL) faculty director and professor of media studies.

Led by Bradford Owen, interim vice president for Faculty Development and Chief Academic Technologies officer, the FCE begins the new academic year with an expanded new structure that unifies faculty support and professional development in one center. Along with Muheidat assuming the director’s role at the Teaching Resource Center, Ece Algan, professor of media studies, has been named director of the Faculty Mentoring Program.

In a significant expansion, The FCE has added a third unit, Instructional Design and Academic Technologies, with six instructional designers, the learning management system administrator, and Academic Technologies Faculty Fellow Craig Seal, professor of management. They were formerly housed in the Information Technology Services’ office of Academic Technologies & Innovation.

In addition, the FCE is now home to the xREAL Lab, led Popescu; Affordable Learning Solutions, coordinated by Cary Barber, associate professor of history, and the High Performance Computing Program, which is overseen by Youngsu Kim, Higher Performance Computing Faculty Fellow and assistant professor of mathematics.

Jess Nerren, communication studies full-time lecturer, joins the FCE as the Faculty Fellow for Disability, Difference, and Accommodation. Her duties include facilitating faculty awareness and understanding of disability, advising on navigation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and accommodation letters, and providing individualized support for faculty in collaboration with the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities. 

And Chair Development Fellow Tiffany Jones, professor of history, and Faculty Wellness Fellow Nicole Arkadie, assistant professor of social work, will continue their work with the FCE.

FCE Chat GPT event flyer