The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) Associate Teaching Professor Manuel Charlemagne and Assistant Teaching Professor Peter Weise are going to share their findings and insights on ChatGPT, a technology that has the potential to transform many sectors of society, in a forum hosted by SJTU Center for Teaching and Learning Development.

The forum, ChatGPT in Higher Education, will be held on February 24 from 12:00 to 13:30 at 504 Chen Ruiqiu Building of SJTU Minhang campus.

Generative AI technology has been making waves since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT-3, which is now used by Microsoft for its search engine, Bing. Other companies such as Google and Baidu are also developing their own versions of generative AI technology. This event will provide an overview of generative AI’s capabilities and discuss academic policies and pedagogical strategies to address its use in higher education.

Dr. Peter Weise will focus on courses that depend on writing and qualitative analysis. Dr. Manuel Charlemagne will focus on courses with mathematics and coding. Both speakers will share their insights and research on how generative AI technology can be integrated into different academic disciplines.

The event is open to a maximum of 40 attendees, and registration is required by 12pm on February 23, 2023.

About the Speakers

Dr. Peter Weise is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Academic Writing and Intellectual Breadth at JI. He specializes in literary studies, media studies, and the history of science, and his forthcoming publication “Say Olaudah Aloud: Elocution, the Commodity Form, and Transverse Culture” is a part of an edited collection Ordinary Oralities (De Gruyter) that addresses how to study acoustic media from historical periods without modern recording technologies.

Dr. Manuel Charlemagne is an Associate Teaching Professor at JI. He is a trained mathematician, and his fields of interest expand beyond mathematics and encompass computer science, urbanism, and ethics. He completed his PhD at Dublin City University.