AI Access & Integrity Working Group

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The mission of the AI Access and Integrity Working Group is to facilitate a campus-wide conversation focused on access equity and academic integrity. The rapid emergence of these technologies is creating opportunities and concerns that are best addressed through inclusive dialogue.

The group is comprised of smaller teams of faculty, staff, and students from across campus who are examining different aspects of AI at the University: Education, Industry, Research, and Society.

The group maintains this website as a campus community resource and is inspired by the University's core values of Adaptation, Determination, Inclusion, Integrity and Compassion.

Screen shot of AI team leader meeting

The Institute for Computation and Data-Enabled Insight is convening the AI teams in partnership with the Office of the Provost and Research, Innovation and Impact. A Steering Committee oversees the AI teams.

Steering Committee

The mission of the steering committee is to oversee the efforts of the working group to ensure transparent, diverse, and inclusive engagement in the campus dialogue around AI. The committee is comprised of representatives from the Office of the Provost, RII, the Faculty Senate, and the Staff Council. We are actively working to include undergraduate and graduate students.


Greg Heileman, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Arthur "Barney" Maccabe, Executive Director, ICDI

Nirav Merchant, Director, Data Science Institute

Dr. Marvin Slepian, Regents' Professor Medicine

Joel Smith, Assistant Professor of Practice, General Education

Lori Schultz, Assistant Vice President, Research Intelligence, RII

Marci Hill, Staff Council and Director, Administration and Academic Affairs

Stephanie Doster, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, ICDI and Space4 Center

Angela Cruze, Director, Operations and Programming, ICDI

Kian Alavy, Program Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Education


2023-24 Working Group

The AI Working Group hosts cross-campus teams that are focused on four core areas: Education, Industry, Research, and Society. Team members examine AI and their focus area through the lenses of three cross-cutting themes: Benefits, Ethics, and Infrastructure and Training. The working group structure also includes Organizing and Action commitees that help coordinate and advance the teams' activities. 

Team Members
  • Jayme Davis (Co-lead)

  • Kathleen Kennedy (Co-lead)   

  • Camden Hardy, College of Nursing

  • Dana Lema, University of Arizona Libraries

  • Efiong Akwaowo, Forbes School of Business

  • Francesca Nesfield, ThinkTank

  • Kimberly Moore, College of Fine Arts

  • Kristel Phillips, Schedule for Success

  • Leslie Dupont, College of Nursing

  • Lupe Romero, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Melissa Thach, SALT center

  • Moe Momayez, Mining and Geological Engineering

  • Nathaniel Kim, Cardiology-Sarver Heart Center

  • Nicole Hennig, UA Libraries

  • Rachel Miranda Wedig, College of  Veterinary Medicine - Instructional Design

  • Shakuntala Devi Gopal, Department of Educational Policy Studies & Practice

  • Stephanie Fink, Liberal Arts

  • Tony Colella, Geography

  • Xavier Segura, School of Gov. & Public Policy

  • Damon Leverett (Co-lead)

  • Jayme Davis (Co-lead)

  • Linda Hollis (Co-lead)  

  • Brandon Ross, ThinkTank

  • Camden Hardy, College of Nursing

  • Carleen De Armon, Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • Chrissy Lieberman, Dean of Students

  • Christine Walsh, School of Information

  • Frederick Chang, Biomedical Informatics

  • Grant Adamson, Religious Studies & Classics

  • Karen Barto, Writing Skills Improvement Program

  • Marlene Johnson-Lutz, Human Resources Client Services, HRCS

  • Ruben Rillo, UA Privacy Office

  • Shakuntala Devi Gopal, ESPS

Infrastructure & Training
  • Amelia Herb (Co-lead)

  • Aziz Yudalshev (Co-lead)

  • Betül Czerkawski (Co-lead)     

  • Margaret Chen (Co-lead)        

  • Vana Sherchand (Co-lead)

  • Arezu Corella, Enrollment Management

  • Camden Hardy, College of Nursing

  • Corey Mustin, Neuroscience

  • Cory Eisenberg, Student Engagement & Career Development

  • Daricus Larry, University of Arizona Libraries

  • David Herring, University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology (UCATT)

  • Gretchen Gibbs, UCATT/Faculty in Graduate College

  • Jenn Ronnebaum, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center

  • Jenny Rea, Human Services

  • Jonathan Kevan, Health Sciences International

  • Moe Momayez, Mining and Geological Engineering

  • Nathaniel Kim, Cardiology-Sarver Heart Center

  • Torbet McNeil, Educational Policy Studies and Practice

  • Wei Xu, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

Team Members
  • Alan Kang, School of Information

  • Andrew Polsgrove

  • Daniel Lee, Department of Medical Imaging

  • David Bruzzese, College of Medicine

  • Florian Goeltl, Biosystems Engineering

  • Nathaniel Kim, Division of Cardiology/Sarver Heart Center

  • Nguyen Pham, College of Pharmacy

  • Patrick Mulligan, Department of Emergency Medicine


  • Andrew Carroll, Family & Community Medicine

  • Brian Hansen

  • Hunter Graham, Faculty Affairs, College of Medicine, Pheonix

  • Nathaniel Kim, Division of Cardiology/Sarver Heart Center


Infrastructure & Training
  • Angel Velazco, College of Medicine, Pheonix

  • Brendan Miller, Information Security Governance Risk & Compliance, Information Security Office

  • Corinne McCollester, Product Designer

  • Daniel Boucher, UX/UI Designer, University Marketing & Communication

  • Evy Lizárraga, Instructional Technologist, UITS

  • Kyli McQueen, College of Medicine, Pheonix

  • Laurel Ragaller, Eller Executive Education

  • Nathaniel Kim, Division of Cardiology/Sarver Heart Center

  • Nina Bates, Office of the Provost

Team Members
  • Carlos Lizarraga, Data Science Institute (Co-lead)

  • Chancellor Robert Woosley, Eller (Co-lead)

  • Sarah Grace, Psychology (Co-lead) 

  • Courtney Coffey, Research Development Services

  • Jeffrey Tran, IM/Cardiology

  • Srinivasan Vedantham, Medical Imaging


  • Chi-kwan Chan, Astronomy (Co-lead)

  • Mariette T. Marsh, RII (Co-lead)         

  • Bailey Caylor, Department of Surgery/Trauma Division

  • Chris Schaller, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory    

  • David W. Hannum, Forbes School of Business and Technology - UAGC 

  • Kriss Pope, Engineering Administration        

  • Paul Gignac, Cellular and Molecular Medicine     

Infrastructure & Training
  • Chi-kwan Chan (Co-lead)

  • Mithun Paul (Co-lead)

  • Paula Tonino (Co-lead)         

  • Soham Pal (Co-lead) 

  • Srikar Adhikari (Co-lead)

  • Andrew Arbogast, Department of Internal Medicine

  • Ann Zabludoff, Astronomy

  • Ashwini Rajashekar, College of medicine

  • Avanka Lowe, Medical Imaging (Division: Nuclear Medicine)

  • Brandon Jernigan, Health Sciences

  • Cara Deery, Sarver Heart Center

  • Chris Reidy, Research Technologies

  • Eduardo Rozo, Physics

  • Farzad Mashayek, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

  • Gerardo Gomez-Abundis, Infectious diseases BUMCP  

  • Jeffrey Tran, Internal Medicine/Cardiology    

  • Lei Cao, Computer Science

  • Nicole Schmidt, UCATT     

  • Sarah Sutton, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

  • Sridevi Krishnan  

  • Srinivasan Vedantham, Medical Imaging       

Team Members
  • Hsain Ilahiane (Co-lead)

  • Marc Waggoner (Co-lead)

  • Tina Johnson, Data Science Institute (Co-lead)

  • Cas Laskowski (Co-lead)

  • Hsain Ilahiane (Co-lead)

  • Jeff Bishop (Co-lead)

  • Tina Johnson, Data Science Institute (Co-lead)

  • Alfonso Lopez, Academic Engagement Center   

  • Amy Johnson, CyVerse   

  • Bailey Clyde Caylor, Department of Surgery/Trauma Division

  • Chris Schaller, Lunar and Planetary Lab

  • Craig Wilson, Vice Provost | Online, Distance and Continuing Education (ODCE)

  • Cynthia Livingston, Liberal Arts

  • Emily Corkery, UAGC Student Records 

  • Layana Navarre-Jackson, General Education 

  • Marina Gallardo         

Infrastructure & Training
  • Jeremy Frumkin (Co-lead)      

  • Marc Waggoner (Co-lead)      

  • Tina Johnson, Data Science Institute (Co-lead)

  • Elliott Shrader, RII, Office of Research Contracts

  • Garrett Smith, CAPLA  

  • Manny Martinez, R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy

The Organizing Committee provides organizational support for the working group, including organizing inter-team coordination meetings and coordinating future events related to the working group. 

Committee members:

  • Kian Alavy, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Ash Black, Institute for Computation & Data-Enabled Insight (ICDI)
  • Melody Buckner, Digital Learning and Online Initiatives
  • Angela Cruze, ICDI
  • Stephanie Doster, ICDI
  • Tyler Millhouse, iSchool
  • Malaica Oxnam, Data Science Institute

The Action Committee considers specific actions and outcomes that could be taken to enhance the AI posture of the University. One example is to consider updates to the syllabus guidance that was generated by the AI Summer Working Group or the possible development of a University-specific large language model (LLM). Working group teams can suggest actions that should be considered by the Action Committee and review action plans that are developed in the committee.

Brief Timeline of the AI Working Group

2023-24 Academic Year
  • With the beginning of the fall semester, more than 400 faculty, staff, and students volunteered to participate in the AI Working Group. 
  • Based on feedback provided by the campus community, the group restructured into four main focus areas with co-leads: Education, Industry, Research, and Society. 
  • The group will periodically review these areas to determine if new themes should be added as the AI landscape continues to evolve.
Summer 2023 
  • The summer 2023 AI Working Group—comprised of more than 60 University faculty, staff and students—organized into seven teams, each tasked with examining different aspects of AI on campus: access and equity, communication, data acumen, ethical considerations, industry and workforce, integrity in education, syllabus guidance, and training needs.

Our mission is to investigate and promote AI access and equity in the present and ensure it into the future. Our goal is to establish fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people through policies that cultivate meaningful participation.  

Summer 2023 Working group members:


Linda Hollis, Science

Cas Laskowski, Law

Team Members

Samantha Ginsburg, Law Library

Arin Haverland, CALS

Donna Jurich, Education

Jennie McStotts, Honors College

Janel Sherman, Student - Psychology 

Sam Ginsburg

Our mission is to develop a web-based clearinghouse as a dynamic and up-to-date university AI information hub accessible to the campus community and beyond. We are establishing a community of practice around AI that fosters communication, dialogue, engagement, teaching, learning, and research across the campus and beyond to aid our wider community.

Summer 2023 Working group members:


Michael Dorland, UITS

Stephanie Doster, ICDI

Amelia Herb, SBS

Working Group Team

Mariana Calvo, ICDI

Frank Camp, Marketing and Branding

Marie-Chantale Maltais, University Communications

Veronica Johnson, UITS

Aimee Mapes, SBS

Melissa Martinez, Office of the Provost

Zak Morek, UITS

Vern Pilling, UAHS CB2

Carlson Factory, BASS IT

Asya Roberts, UITS

Mike Southworth, Arizona Online

Our mission is to propose goals, principles, and practices for formal and informal instruction that build an understanding of AI, its use, and implications for society. Our aim is to make good decisions about developing AI instructional principles, suggest digital literacy practices for UArizona General Education, create competency frameworks for students at all levels, and provide AI tool guidelines for faculty, staff, and students that are equitable and inclusive. 

Summer 2023 Working group members:


Ash Black, Eller

Kathleen Kennedy, CALS

David Weber, Eller

Working Group Team

Steven Bethard, iSchool

Romi Carrell Wittman, CAST

Sojung Chun, Humanities

Fred D'Angelo, CAST

Paul Gignac, Medicine

Anuj Gupta, SBS

Eric Jackson, SBS

Bijun Kannadath, COM-PHX

Ryan Matika, Medicine

Shivam Chandresh Shishangia

Timothy Dentry

Sejal Semerjeet Khangura

Our mission is to plan and organize campus-wide conversations around topics related to AI and the University, encouraging all faculty, staff and students to join the discussion and share their voices and ideas.

Summer 2023 working group members:


Stephanie Doster, ICDI

Working Group Team

Kian Alavy, Office of Undergraduate Education

Ash Black, Eller           

Mariana Calvo , ICDI

Angela Cruze, ICDI     

Adam Davi, UCATT     

Amelia Herb, SBS       

Tina Johnson, Data Science Institute

Kathleen Kennedy, CALS        

Roweena Mackay, College of Fine Arts        

Barney Maccabe, ICDI

Meaghan Miller, Strategic Initiatives

Maliaca Oxnam, Data Science Institute         

Rebecca Richmond, Strategic Initiatives        

Teresa Saeed, ICDI

Our mission is to advance AI's responsible and effective use across Arizona and the globe by partnering with industry. We foster a dynamic and substantive dialogue with the business community about AI's implications for economic development and work that optimizes the growth of human potential.

Summer 2023 Working group members:


Ash Black, Eller

Working Group Team

Susie Salmon, Law 

Jon Kevan, UCATT

Hope Kramek, Administration

Our mission is to explore and define guiding principles for the University of Arizona when determining how students and faculty can ethically use artificial intelligence technologies. We examine the current code of academic conduct to recommend revisions that account for the increasing availability of AI technologies. Additionally, we suggest options for how courses can be designed and taught to ensure that students' learning experiences are equitably enhanced, not hindered, by AI technologies.

Summer 2023 Working group members:


Linda Denno, CAST

Jamey Rogers, SBS

Scott Ewing, Law

Working Group Team

Maiya Block Nigaybe, Public Health

Betul Czerkawski, CAST

Amy Drescher, CALS

Paul Gordon, Medicine

Holly Graff, UCATT

John McCray, CAST

Jamie Velo, Nursing

Zhongguo Xiong, Science

Kristen Chorba, UCATT

Our goal is to provide clear, ethical, and effective guidance for every syllabus about how to use AI applications. Through sample syllabus statements and guidelines, we recognize a diversity of needs, consider AI tools as supportive technology for learning, and identify potential inequities in access. While encouraging AI literacy, we make suggestions for how to acknowledge and cite generative AI use and notify students of AI detection applications and potential surveillance issues.

Summer 2023 Working group members:


Gretchen Gibbs, Academic Affairs

Moe Momayez, Engineering

Jessica Zeitler, UCATT

Working Group Team

Isabella Carrillo, Humanities

Eric Dovigi, SBS

Scott Eisenberg, Education

Caitlin Hills, Eller

Alison Jameson, Humanities

Shelley Rodrigo, SBS

Cristian Roman Palacios, iSchool

Kristen Chorba, UCATT

Our mission is to provide foundational interdisciplinary and easily accessible AI education through resources and training focused on developing AI literacy skills. We offer clear pathways for skill development with a specific emphasis on ensuring that students' learning experiences are enhanced by AI technology. We empower individuals across disciplines to use AI tools and services equitably, effectively, and ethically.

Summer 2023 working group members:


Srikar Adhikari, Medicine

Julianne Hammink, Humanities

Working Group Team

Scott Cowell, CALS

Hoshin Gupta, Science

Nicole Hennig, Libraries

Carlos Lizarraga, DSI

Chantal Skon, Nursing

Liudmila Klimanova, Humanities

Emily Jo Schwaller, UCATT

Garrett Smith, CAPLA

May 2023
  • In response, the Office of the Provost; Research, Innovation and Impact, and Institute for Computation and Data-Enabled Insight, with support from the Faulty Senate, surveyed faculty, formed a steering committee, and assembled a team of faculty, staff, and students to facilitate a campus-wide conversation around these discussions.
  • When considering the integration of new technologies, two issues are of particular interest in the context of higher education: 
    • access equity (ensuring equality of access to emerging information tools) 
    • academic integrity (understanding how these tools can be used with high integrity across instruction and scholarship)
  • Why the urgency? These AI technologies are tools like electronic calculators, smartphones, and information search tools that will be integrated into higher education in due time. What’s different, though, is the scope and speed. The range and rate at which these technologies are being introduced will continue to increase, leaving little time to understand the impact of one technology before the next technology needs to be considered. 
Spring Semester 2023
  • The rapid emergence of novel information technologies like ChatGPT, BING, DALL·E, and Perplexity has the potential to reshape higher education from the classroom to the laboratory.
  • These tools swept across academia, including the University of Arizona, sparking many conversations across campus about AI's benefits, opportunities, challenges, and ethical implications in higher education.


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