Center for Faculty Innovation

What Does it Mean to Us? Navigating the AI Frontiers in Academia

Tue, 2 Apr 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join this interactive talk on A(rtificial) I(ntelligence) in the academic institution.

Academic institutions are currently navigating and responding to the advent of AI, writing policies, and imposing regulations. However, what AI means can vary widely in different domains and organizational levels, and so do the resources, investments, and skill sets required to employ AI or implement a successful data and AI strategy. Correspondingly, there are multiple ways to navigate the AI frontiers in different divisions and at various levels of an academic institution.

  • What does all of this mean for us?
  • How can we respond, adapt, advance, and shape AI strategy and culture in the academy?

In this interactive session, we visit several layers in which AI interacts with, contributes to, and concerns our work, distinguishing between them without isolating the various considerations from each other. You will gain an understanding of AI as it relates to you as an individual in a big institution, and in turn you will contribute your domain knowledge and expertise to enhance AI at the institution.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 4/2, 2 - 3 PM

Location: Online (The Zoom link will be provided either with the email registration confirmation or by email the day before the event.)

Facilitator/Presenter: Hala Nelson, CSM

Genre: Scholarly Talk

Attendance & Registration Information

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please email with your request. Refer to the CFI Programs & Events webpage for detailed information and an instructional video on how to use the registration portal!
LOG IN: If this is your first time visiting the registration page, your account will be created automatically when you sign in with your JMU e-ID and password (DUO required). Be sure to clear your browser cache/cookies upon each visit to the registration page.

  • Complete your profile information:
    • Update your college/division and department (use the search feature and/or select from the dropdown) and enter your Mail Stop Code (MSC) for your department on-campus mail.
    • Add comments about your dietary & accommodation needs at the bottom of the profile form. (This information is collected and stored with your online account for all future programs you may attend.)
  • Once your profile is complete, you should see a status update as complete on your Dashboard (an overview of your account).

Register by Monday, 4/1, at 11:59 PM.



If you find that you are unable to attend a scheduled event prior to the registration deadline, please return to your CFI Program Account and cancel your registration. If it is after the event registration deadline, please email as early as possible.

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.


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