Empowering University Professionals with Generative AI:
From May 20th to May 22nd, 2024, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) conducted a three-day workshop titled ‘Empowering University Professionals with Generative AI’ for its faculty and staff, initiating the ‘Generative AI for Continuous Professional Development’ series. Organized by the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), the Department of English, and the SDGs Research & Resource Centre (SRRC), the workshop supported SDGs such as Quality Education (SDG#4), Innovation (SDG#9), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG#8), Responsible Consumption (SDG#12), and Environmental Sustainability (SDG#13). Led by Dr. Akifa Imtiaz, Dr. Farhana Khurshid, Dr. Sadia Irshad, and Ms. Nosheen Naz, the training covered AI tools for education, academic integrity, and anti-plagiarism policies. Faculty and administrative staff learned to leverage AI for research, curriculum development, teaching, and streamlining administrative processes. Prof. Dr. Bushra Yasmin emphasized Generative AI’s role in fostering innovation and efficiency, presenting findings from a pilot study on AI usage by STEMX, ELF, and PAKGPT, and addressing concerns about AI’s impact on academic integrity, Turnitin updates, and HEC’s new AI policy.


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