Read a teaching-focused book with the CTL. Book clubs typically meet weekly and discuss the text as well as ways we can apply this understanding in our own classrooms and lives. Book clubs are open to anyone interested, including faculty, teaching professors, lecturers, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff.
Join CTL Professional Development Lead Preston Cumming alongside instructors of all levels to read and discuss Joseph E. Aoun’s book Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. During this time, we will have discussion of the text as well as ways we can apply this understanding in our own classrooms and university lives.
The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from January 31-March 6, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time. Book club will be hosted remotely via Zoom.
Purchase the book from the Boulder Book Store or directly through the publisher. If you would like to attend and cannot afford the text, please reach out to Preston at email@example.com for assistance.
Participants can receive credit toward the CTL's graduate and postdoctoral scholar teaching certificates or micro-credentials. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot.
Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.