Ethics and Leadership Summer Workshops
Ethics Across the Yard in an Age of Generative AI 2024
The Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, in collaboration with The Center for Teaching & Learning and The Writing & Communication Center is pleased to announce Ethics and Leadership in an Age of Generative AI.
Faculty from all disciplines are invited to attend a 30-hour paid (for those eligible) workshop to develop a component of a course or curriculum that improves students’ ability to meet course learning outcomes given the transformative impact of Generative AI, learning more about Generative AI and its impact on leadership and ethics in the process.
What's In It For You:
Summer funding, time to imrpove your course(s), ability to stay current with developing technology, opportunity to further develop community across the Yard. Stipend: 30 hours (for those eligible).
Session 1: June 13-14, 17-18, 20 Stockdale Workshop
Session 2: June 24-28 Stockdale Workshop
All Participants: Aug 12-13 CTL Back to School Workshops (presentation of final projects)
(Participants must attend all days of either session AND the CTL August workshop)
Applicaitons are due NLT 1700 Mar 19. Accepted applications will be notified by April 1. Attendance is limited to 30 participants, 15 per session.
Please submit a proposed project that improves students’ ability to meet course learning outcomes given the challenges and/or opportunities of Generative AI. For an instructor, that might involve:
- The modification of existing graded events to better meet student learning outcomes given the existence of
Generative AI (e.g., introducing multiple stages to a lab report or paper).
- The addition of a lesson or set of lessons on topics that are increasingly relevant in an age of Generative AI (e.g.,
the significance of propaganda and deep fakes in cyber war or deliberative democracy).
- Implementing the use of Generative AI into course activities to better achieve learning outcomes.
- Any other modification that an instructor deems increasingly necessary given the existence of Generative AI.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants shall be able to:
- Increase their understanding of the technology of Generative AI (what it is and what it can do).
- Appreciate the potential application of Generative AI for future military officers.
- Analyze how Generative AI impacts leadership (defined at USNA as the process of inspiring, influencing, or directing others toward a common purpose) and how the courses they teach at USNA could be influenced by that impact.
- Analyze how Generative AI impacts moral reasoning, moral perception, and character development, and how their courses could be influenced by those impacts.
- Develop and present a project that improves students’ ability to meet course learning outcomes given the challenges and opportunities of Generative AI.
Ethics Across the Yard 2024
A five day summer program based upon the 3/C Midshipmen core ethics course (NE203) designed to help leaders integrate an ethical component into their spheres of influence. Participants navigate an ethical dilemma specific to their role at the Naval Academy.
All are welcome to attend Ethics Across the Yard, which goes each summer around mid June. Sign-ups open in the spring.
To be determined.
Prerequisites for Attendance:
- Submit a proposal for an ethics-related project of your choice to work on during the weeklong workshop.
- Compose a draft of “learning outcomes” for your ethics-related project.
- Complete the “Read Aheads” prior to the start of the workshop.
Ethics Across the Yard Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants shall feel capable to do the following:
- Articulate the basic principles and sequence of key leadership themes from USNA leadership courses.
- Apply the basic principles of moral reasoning as taught in the USNA NE203 ethics course to a project in your discipline.
- Construct effective learning outcomes related to ethical content in a course, discipline, sport, or other activity.
- Develop curriculum content that integrates ethics into a course, discipline, sport, or other activity.
- Collaborate with key influencers across different disciplines to confront the shared challenges of incorporating ethical issues into a course, academic curriculum, discipline, sport, or other activity.