The Future of AI in Higher Education

Please join the Faculty Alliance for the first-ever Thought Leaders Forum: A Brave New World: Looking into the Future of AI in Higher Education. It’s an opportunity for UA faculty, staff, and students to explore the ethical integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into educational practices.

The forum will occur via Zoom over two days, Thursday March 28 from 11 to 3 and Friday March 29 from 10 to 2. 

The forum also includes a Keynote address by Dr. Tricia Bertram-Gallant, the Director of the Academic Integrity Office and Triton Testing Center at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Presentations from all three universities, including faculty, staff, and administrators will include:

  • discussions on practical and disciplinary applications of AI in course development, teaching methodologies, learning assessment, and career applications; 
  • the importance of maintaining academic and degree integrity;
  • biases and potential ethical implications of AI use;
  • integrity and authorship; and
  • safeguarding student, university and research data and identity. 

While each university has been discussing issues of AI in their own academic programs and with their students, this forum will provide a broader look at the issue and provide an opportunity for increased collaboration across the system. 


For more information contact:

  • Jennifer Carroll, Ӱԭ Faculty Senate President, jlcarroll@alaska.edu 
  • Jacqueline Cason, UAA, Faculty Senate President-Elect, jecason@alaska.edu 
  • Jennifer Ward, UAS, Faculty Senate Past-President and UA Faculty Alliance Chair, jdbrown@alaska.edu 
  • Paul Layer, UA Vice President for Academics, Students, and Research, pwlayer@alaska.edu