Vanderbilt University
Generative AI for University Leaders
Vanderbilt University

Generative AI for University Leaders

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Dr. Jules White
Jeff Maggioncalda, Coursera CEO
Andrew Ng

Instructors: Dr. Jules White

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
5 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Explain fundamental concepts of generative AI, including its underlying principles and potential applications in university operations.

  • Assess the strategic implications of Gen AI adoption in higher education, identifying opportunities for innovation as well as potential challenges.

  • Develop a comprehensive plan for integrating generative AI into university settings.

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June 2024


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There are 3 modules in this course

Module 1 introduces the transformative impact of Generative AI (GenAI) on universities and motivations for its implementation. It highlights the groundbreaking ways that GenAI is already impacting the education space today. Key focuses of this module include exploration of concrete use cases of GenAI in higher education, as well as explanations of how GenAI works and its limitations.

What's included

10 videos1 reading

Module 2 explores the impact of Generative AI on industries and jobs, guiding university leaders on aligning curricula with employer and student needs. It places significant emphasis on understanding GenAI's effects on businesses and the emerging skills required. Additionally, the module offers instruction on how to use GenAI as a thought partner in your work. Finally, it provides insights into popular courses on Coursera, assisting leaders in identifying high-demand curricula.

What's included

10 videos1 reading1 assignment1 discussion prompt1 ungraded lab

Module 3 dives into practical strategies for leading your institution through the rapidly changing landscape of generative AI. This module provides a starting blueprint for leveraging AI's potential while addressing its challenges, based on sucesses from Vanderbilt's Initiative on the Future of Learning and Generative AI. This module explores the most common starting needs for institutions: creating policy, thinking through curriculum needs, sparking community innovation, and setting up a private enterprise chat platform. This module will equip you with the initial knowledge and tools to start engaging with Gen AI confidently and ethically, ultimately driving meaningful progress in learning, operations, and research. If you already have all of these items in place, this module will provide a data point on how another institution approached these key elements.

What's included

7 videos3 readings1 ungraded lab


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