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Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

September 2023

    As we all settle into the new semester, we're eager to bring you a host of exciting updates and insights in this month's Academic Technology Newsletter.

    First and foremost, CSUN has recently unveiled its guidelines on the dynamic intersection of Academic Integrity and Artificial Intelligence. Crafted collaboratively by experts from multiple departments, our newly released FAQ document is a valuable resource for deans, department chairs, and faculty navigating the complexities of AI in the classroom.

   In a thought-provoking contribution, Dr. Elizabeth Blakey, a distinguished member of CSUN's Journalism faculty, shares her perspective in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times on how she's incorporating ChatGPT in her own teaching. Her insights shed light on the practical applications of AI in education.

  Mark your calendars for a special event – our "Falling for Academic Technology" Open House on October 24th. Come meet our dedicated team, indulge in some treats, and discover innovative ways to incorporate technology into your classroom.

  Sign up for a Student Technology Presentation tailored for your class. Our Digital Literacy Student Ambassadors are equipped to guide your students through the array of campus technology resources and provide hands-on support.

 In the realm of insightful discussions, our next Faculty Coffee Hour promises an engaging conversation with Dr. Zeina Otaky-Ramirez, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Ethical Development, who will delve into the critical nexus of Academic Integrity and AI. Join us for a stimulating discussion, complemented by a caffeine boost! Additionally, don't miss our special workshop, "Navigating Academic Integrity in the Age of AI," co-hosted by Dr. Otaky-Ramirez on Friday, September 29th.


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Academic Technology News

a digital brain over a computer

CSUN Guidance
on AI 


We are happy to announce a collaborative effort to provide guidance to faculty as it pertains to academic integrity and artificial intelligence.

Co-Teaching with ChatGPT

Co-Teaching with ChatGPT


CSUN Journalism faculty Dr. Elizabeth Blakey contributed an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times on utilizing ChatGPT to create interactive lessons.

AI & Accessibility

AI and


Artificial intelligence (AI) is making the digital world more accessible. Paradoxically, some AI tools are themselves not accessible. If you want to use AI in your class...

Falling for Academic Technology

Join Us For Our
Fall Open House


The "Falling for Academic Technology" Open House is happening on October 24th! Come check out campus technology, and meet the Academic Technology team!

diverse students showing another how to use a device

Help Your Students with Digital Literacy


Sign up now for a Student Technology Presentation and let our Student Digital Literacy Ambassadors talk to your class about what tech is available to students.

Apporto Faculty Pilot over a rocket

Apporto Faculty Pilot Program


IT is looking  for faculty members to help pilot Apporto, a virtual desktop platform that is currently in proof-of-concept for hosting myCSUNsoftware.

Canvas Insights workshop friday sept 22nd 1pm to 2pm

Featured Workshop:
Canvas Insights

This hands-on workshop shows faculty how to use CSUN’s Canvas Insights for early alerts. Canvas Insights Early Alerts let faculty provide support to students who may need assistance and positive feedback, as well as students who are doing well.

Powerpoint accessibility essentials Tuesday Sept 26th 10am to 12pm

Featured Workshop: PowerPoint Accessibility Essentials

Learn how to use the tools in Microsoft PowerPoint to add visual interest to presentations without creating accessibility barriers. How to convert your presentation to a tagged PDF or create an alternate format of Braille or large print.

Faculty Coffee Hour Est 2023

Faculty Coffee Hour with
Dr. Zeina Otaky-Ramirez

Join us for Faculty Coffee hour September 27th at 12:00 pm in room UL30 for an informal conversation about AI and Academic Integrity with Dr. Zeina Otaky-Ramirez, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Ethical Development.

Map that says Navigating academic integrity in the age of AI Friday sept 29 12 - 1:15pm

Navigating Academic Integrity
in the Age of AI

Join us for an engaging workshop that delves into the complexities of the evolving world of academic integrity in the age of AI. This workshop will provide valuable insights, tools, and strategies to help faculty navigate the landscape of academic integrity.

Save time using generative AI Oct 11 10:00 am

Featured Workshop: Save Time Using Generative AI



Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT have revolutionized the teaching and learning process, offering new possibilities. As educators, there is no need to fear these advancements; instead, we can embrace them to enhance our teaching practices.

If there are topics you would like to see covered in a future newsletter, if you'd like to give us feedback on your experience with instructional technology, or if there are training topics you are interested in, let us know with the Academic Technology Feedback Form.