A four-part OPID Webinar series for systemwide faculty and instructors starting in Fall 2023. Webinars will be 60 -90 minutes long and live-streamed on Zoom.


Integrating Gen AI  into Your Teaching

Wed, Sept. 13, Noon to 1:30 pm CST.
Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph. D 
University of Calgary


Dr. Eaton presents a thought-provoking look at current and upcoming issues related to the use of generative AI tools for teaching, learning, and assessment, focusing on Large Language Models (LLMs). She will share practical ways to actively explore Chat GPT and other AI apps, integrating them in your teaching and learning, and communicating with students about our AI world.


Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D., is an international educator, scholar, and leader in academic integrity and ethics in higher education. She is an associate professor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada, and holds a concurrent appointment at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. In her book Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tackling Tough Topics in Academic Integrity (2021), she introduces the idea of postplagiarism, which conceptualizes academic integrity in an era of artificial intelligence. Dr. Eaton is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Educational Integrity. She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership, Policy and Governance and an M.A. in Hispanic Literature from University of Calgary.


Resources from the Webinar

  • Have you tried any AI tools yourself? If yes, what did you try and what did you like/dislike about the experience? What tips would you offer based on your own experience?
  • How can we ensure that assessment of student work focuses on student learning first and foremost?
  • How do we set ethical expectations for learning, teaching, and assessment in our own practice, as well as in our departments and faculties?

Redesigning Assignments

Thurs, Sept. 28, Noon to 1:30 pm CST.
Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ph. D 
University of California- San Diego

In this talk, Dr. Bertram Gallant will help us move past the fear and anxieties created by Gen AI and towards the creative possibilities for teaching, learning and assessment. Attendees should come to this talk prepared to work on one course syllabus and one assessment prompt (from the same course), and to leave with at least three concrete ideas for how they will modify their teaching practice to better assure integrity in a Gen AI world.

Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ph.D. is the Director of Academic Integrity Office and Triton Testing Center at the University of California, San Diego, Board Emeritus of the International Center for Academic Integrity, and former lecturer for both UCSD and the University of San Diego. Tricia has authored, co-authored, or edited numerous articles, book chapters/sections, and books on academic integrity, and consulted with and trained faculty at colleges and universities around the world. Her most recent publications include Cheating Academic Integrity: Lessons from 30 Years of Research (Jossey-Bass, 2022) and a special issue of the Journal of College and Character (February, 2022). Her earlier books such as Creating the Ethical Academy: A Systems Approach to Understanding Misconduct & Empowering Change in Higher Education (Routledge, 2011), Cheating in School: What We Know and What We Can Do (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), and Academic Integrity in the Twenty-First Century: A Teaching and Learning Imperative (Jossey-Bass, 2008) were seminal additions to the field. You can connect with Dr. Bertram Gallant at @tbertramgallant on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Safeguarding Our Students, Instructors, and Universities:
Privacy, Security, Copyright, and Generative AI

Thurs, oct. 26, Noon to 1:00 pm CST.


This Webinar will be structured as a panel discussion followed by Q&A with the audience.


Noah Brisbin
 UW System Legal Counsel

Noah E. Brisbin, System Legal Counsel, joined the UW System Office of General Counsel in 2016. He advises campuses on employment, contract, student affairs, and other higher education issues. Previously, Noah represented the North Dakota University System and its institutions from 2012 to 2016, serving in-house and in the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General. Noah graduated with distinction in economics and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was the problem writer for the Moot Court Board.

Ed Murphy
UW System Chief Information & Security Officer

Edward Murphy became the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Wisconsin System in 2022. He is responsible for leading the development and updating of the UW System information security program. Edward has extensive experience in information security strategy, policy development, security operations and enterprise IT.  Prior to coming to the UW System, Edward was the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW–Extension.  Edward earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Jodi Pierre
Research & Instruction Librarian, UW-Green Bay

Jodi Pierre is a Research and Instruction Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she specializes in information literacy instruction, research assistance, and web and digital content design. She has presented on ChatGPT, digital privacy, usability testing, and evidence-based approaches to evaluating online sources. Jodi currently serves on a privacy statement working group for the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries. Prior to joining UW-Green Bay in 2016, she was a User Experience Librarian at Cardinal Stritch University. She earned a Master of Library and Information Science from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College.


Resources from the Webinar


Jamie White-Farnham
Markwood Center Library Director

Jamie White-Farnham has been at UW-Superior since 2011. She is a Professor in the Writing Program and serves as the Director of Jim Dan Hill Library and Markwood Center for Learning, Innovation and Collaboration.

Strategies for Integrating Gen AI into Your Teaching

Wed, Nov. 29, Noon to 1:00 pm CST.


This Webinar will be structured as a panel discussion followed by Q&A with the audience.


Katrina Heimark
Political Science, UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire

Katrina Heimark teaches political science courses at the UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire, where she relies on a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to highlight the interrelated relationship between our social and political worlds. Katrina’s region of expertise is Latin America and her research focuses on the relationship between citizens and the state, with a specific focus on citizen-initiated police contact in areas of widespread legal cynicism.  Katrina also teaches at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and at Century College.  Starting in Fall 2022, Katrina has incorporated Generative AI technologies into her courses, asking students to critically analyze, engage with, and evaluate the potential these technologies have for changing our learning landscape.

Lane Sunwall
History, UW-Milwaukee

As an instructor, Lane Sunwall has taught courses in history, religious studies, and pedagogy at Madison and in North Dakota before coming to UW-Milwaukee.  At Madison, Lane built graduate and faculty training programs, designed online and blended courses, and wrote instructional guides. He also worked one-on-one with faculty to help them create better educational experiences for their students.  His pedagogical research explores how technology and digital environments alter the education experience, the perception of ‘learning,’ and improve student outcomes.  Currently in his work at UWM’s Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), Lane oversees the development of online training for teaching assistants, offers one-on-one consultation with faculty, and assists in UWM’s transition to Canvas through direct support and frequent workshops.

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Kris Vespia
Psychology, UW-Green Bay

Kris Vespia is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) at UW-Green Bay. She is a strong advocate for evidence-based pedagogies, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and equity-minded and inclusive teaching practices. She is also a Professor of Psychology and a counseling psychologist with an M.S. in Counseling (UW-Madison) and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (U of Iowa). In that role she has taught classes related to psychopathology, psychotherapy, and cultural diversity and published work related to teaching and learning, college student mental health, the intersection of culture and mental health, and career development.



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Heather Pelzel
Biology, UW-Whitewater

Heather Pelzel is Co-Director of OPID’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program as well as Professor and Co-chair of the Biology Department at UW-Whitewater.


Funding for this Webinar series is provided by UW System’s Office of Academic Affairs led by Dr. Tracy Davidson, Associate Vice President.


Programmatic inquiries may be directed to:

Fay Akindes, Director of Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development, UW System, fakindes@uwsa.edu, (608) 263-2684.

For technical support contact:

Erin McGroarty, Program Associate, Office of Academic Affairs, UW System, OPID@uwsa.edu, (608) 262-8778.