Thank you for attending this year’s Kentucky Convergence Conference! Next year’s conference will be November 7-8, 2024, so save the date and be on the look out for more information in the spring.

November 9-10, 2023
University of Louisville Event and Conference Center at ShelbyHurst Campus
450 North Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

Convergence is the single event that brings together professionals in information technology, academic libraries, online learning, and instructional design from all the public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky and the surrounding states. Sponsored by Kentucky post-secondary institutions and private sector partners, Kentucky Convergence is a conference that emphasizes innovations and best practices in the fastest-growing areas of higher education.

Hotel Information

Coming from out of town? You can find area hotel information at https://louisville.edu/conferenceservices/where.

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Thursday, November 9 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Lightning Talks (See description for topics)

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"AI Chat: Love It, Hate It, Try It" - Patsy Carruthers

Let's Chat! AI bots such as ChatGPT present both opportunities and challenges for teaching and learning. This will be quick overview for those with little to no experience with AI Chat. Bring a laptop or mobile device to try it out after seeing it in action and learning a few guiding tips..

"Expanding Horizons: CS+ X Education at Small Liberal Arts Schools" - Sayani Sarkar

"In this lightning talk, I explore the transformative potential of CS+X education within the unique context of small liberal arts schools. By integrating computer science (CS) with diverse disciplines, small liberal arts schools provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them to navigate the complex challenges of the modern world.
The talk will begin by highlighting the advantages of small liberal arts schools in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and personalized learning environments. It emphasizes how the fusion of CS with other disciplines expands students' horizons and enhances their problem-solving abilities. Key elements of successful CS+X education at small liberal arts schools are discussed, including developing a diverse skill set, cultivating creativity and critical thinking, and preparing for various career paths. The talk showcases success stories and real-world applications of CS+X education within small liberal arts schools. From leveraging CS to analyze social phenomena to utilizing technology in the arts and humanities, attendees will discover the diverse opportunities and outcomes made possible by CS+X programs.
Attendees will gain an understanding of the transformative potential of CS+X education at small liberal arts schools, appreciating the value of interdisciplinary collaboration, customized curricula, and the mentorship of dedicated faculty. The talk concludes by highlighting the importance of preparing well-rounded graduates who possess technical skills, a broader perspective, and a deep appreciation for the liberal arts. "

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Patsy Carruthers

Senior Director, UK Online, University of Kentucky
Patsy Carruthers is Senior Director of UK Online. A Murray native, Patsy earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and English from Murray State University and her MA Ed. from Northern Kentucky University. She has worked as a journalist, an educator, and a leader in educational media... Read More →

Sayani Sarkar

Bellarmine university
Dr. Sayani Sarkar joined Bellarmine University's Computer Science area in the fall of 2021. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the School of Computing and Informatics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2021. For her dissertation research, she investigated... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2023 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Room 15