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Teaching and Learning Strategies (TLS) Program at Villanova, May 15, Bartley Hall 

Keynote: Co-Intelligence: AI and Instruction with Drs. Ethan Mollick and Lilach Mollick, Wharton Interactive, University of Pennsylvania, and Faculty Colleagues





The keynote address will provide an overview of generative A.I. and the tools currently available, including demonstrations across a variety of A.I. models. The keynote will also include discussions of a) how classroom policies need to change, b) how instructors can leverage the power of A.I., and c) how future developments might affect teaching at scale.

Program will be in-person and is co-sponsored with UNIT-IT


Call for Session Proposals is Open. We look forward to receiving your proposals by Fri., April 19.
Registration will open Wed., May 1

The end of the academic year offers a fitting venue to reflect on our teaching practices and experiences: How did our teaching practices impact our students’ learning experiences? The TLS program provides a stimulating campus-wide forum to share instructional practices that support our students’ learning, exchange ideas with colleagues, and learn from and with each other. Contribute your teaching expertise by offering an interactive session or panel discussion/presentation.

Audience: Colleagues from all subject areas who are interested in actively participating in the sessions; they value discussion and exchange of ideas. Please consider including the students’ perspective by inviting one or two of your students to join you and contribute their perspectives.

Your colleagues are interested to learn about evidence-based practices: What did you learn? What worked well? What did not work so well? What would you do differently? Why, how? While an approach may no longer be novel for you, it may be new and helpful to a colleague!.

2024 Preliminary Agenda 


 Session Title


 8:30 – 9:00am

 Registration, Continental Breakfast

 LoBiondo Atrium, Bartley Hall

9:00 – 9:50am

 Concurrent Sessions 1


10:00 – 11:15am 

 Keynote: Drs. Ethan and Lilach   Mollick, Wharton Interactive,   University of Pennsylvania


11:30am – 12:20pm

 Concurrent Sessions 2


12:20 – 1:20pm 



1:30 – 2:20pm

 Concurrent Sessions 3 

2:20 - 3:30pm

 Reception w/ Colleagues

 Curley Exchange, Bartley Hall

I found the entire day uplifting. The enthusiasm among the faculty was contagious and renewed my interest in being the best teacher possible.

Sessions raised my awareness of gender issues and micro aggressions and it made me more conscious of the need to create an inclusive learning environment.

I appreciate the opportunity to discuss what I’ve learned with enthusiastic, motivated, intellectually curious, and caring colleagues.

I learned more ways to engage students, have them “do more of the work,” and what it means to be a teacher at Villanova. I feel very motivated and encouraged in my role as a teacher.

The keynote introduced some interesting perspectives about what motivates students to do the work of learning. I plan to communicate more clearly to my students the importance of the material in my classes.

Different approaches to building community in class as well as mechanisms for online sharing of course material.

I will try to use Kahoot as a classroom polling technology. I got a lot of good ideas regarding active learning strategies for helping students to feel more comfortable and engaged.

I learned some more details about flipped classes pertaining to technical content with details on getting students to watch the videos ahead of class, grading, and best enhancing the video without repeating it.

A colleague gave me an idea for a midterm survey related to participation that I plan to use - have the students evaluate their participation, and explain reasons for their level of participation.

It's great to gather as an interdisciplinary group all focused on teaching at Villanova. The insights shared in networking and the content from the sessions were excellent.

Past TLS Programs