Generative AI Community of Practice


The Generative AI Community of Practice (Gen AI CoP) is a group of faculty, librarians and archivists, and staff interested in the pedagogical use of generative AI. We discuss strategies and share resources for integrating generative AI into course design, assessment, and learning experiences to both support learning objectives and to help students develop practical skills around the use of generative AI. Anyone interested in the educational implications of generative AI is welcome to join us! 

What to expect

In the Generative AI Community of Practice, you can expect to meet with a group of colleagues from different disciplines and roles across Western who are interested in Generative AI. Although the structure of the meetings will evolve, each meeting will focus on sharing of experiences, concerns, and perceived potential for Generative AI in teaching and learning.

Purpose & Goals

Purpose: To be a knowledge and experience hub for sharing pedagogical strategies around the use of generative AI.


  1. Document and share various approaches to using generative AI;
  2. Discuss how best to integrate generative AI into courses to enrich the learning experience by:
    1. providing students with practical skills in consideration of real-world applications;
    2. supporting existing learning objectives;
    3. developing strategies and ideas for how to use GenAI "appropriately" in assessments;
  3. Identify what resources would be necessary to facilitate these practices.

2024-25 Meetings

Session Information

Upcoming Sessions

  • Thursday, June 27, 2:00 – 3:00pm
  • Thursday, July 25, 2:00 – 3:00pm


Typically meets once a month throughout the calendar year, except in August.


Instructors, librarians and archivists, staff, and graduate students interested in the impact of Generative AI on teaching and learning.

How to Join

Register for one of the monthly one-hour Gen AI CoP meetings through the Centre for Teaching and Learning's Western Connect Event Calendar, or contact Dani Dilkes.  

Registration Instructions

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
  2. Go to the Event Calendars section and select the Centre for Teaching and Learning calendar, then select the program you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  3. Search for and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  4. Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
  5. You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account. 

If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please consult our help guide or contact

Applies to following certificate

Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence

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