20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Use AI Tools to Better Manage My Time?

Discover practical AI solutions in just 20 minutes with Michael Strawser, PhD to combat faculty burnout and optimize time management. Gain insights and tools to streamline workloads, reduce burnout risk, and focus on impactful teaching, ensuring a balanced and rewarding experience while delivering top-notch education to students.

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How Can I Use AI Tools to Better Manage My Time?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your workload as a faculty member? Do you find yourself struggling to balance teaching, research, and administrative tasks while also trying to maintain your mental well-being? You’re not alone. The modern teaching climate has created a perfect storm of increasing demands and diminishing time, leading to stress, burnout, and many negative consequences.

In this 20-Minute Mentor, Michael Strawser, PhD, offers several practical solutions to solving faculty burnout through the implementation of basic AI, as well as provide a toolkit of AI applications and strategies to optimize professional effectiveness. He will provide the tools and guidance needed on how to leverage AI technologies to streamline your academic workload, enhance time management, and reduce the risk of burnout.

Gain valuable insights into optimizing tasks from creating course materials to grant writing and various teaching and administrative duties. Utilizing these AI tools empowers you to reallocate your time and focus to the pivotal elements of teaching, creating a more balanced and rewarding experience as an educator. Ultimately, by leveraging these AI tools, you’ll better support your well-being, paving the way for delivering an exceptional educational experience to your students and providing them with your best every day.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the various types of AI tools and their functionalities
  • Understand how AI can be implemented into teaching, service, and research
  • Utilize practical AI skills for a range of academic purposes, such as creating course materials, managing datasets, and improving grant writing

Topics Covered

  • Variety of AI tools
  • Using AI for effective time management
  • Using AI to improve efficiency is numerous teaching areas


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching in any modality
  • Instructional Designers
  • Faculty Developers


Product Code: PM24CA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.