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: access and equity, communication, data acumen, ethical considerations, industry and workforce, integrity in education, syllabus guidance, training needs and more. 

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.

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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. We are actively working to include members from the Faculty Senate, undergraduate and graduate students and staff.

2023 Members:

Greg Heileman, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Arthur "Barney" Maccabe, Executive Director, ICDI

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, Program Manager, ICDI

Kian Alavy, Program Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Education


Team Focus Areas

The AI Access & Integrity group hosts cross-campus teams that are focused on eight core areas. The group will periodically review the need for more or different focus areas.

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

Brief Timeline of the AI Working Group

Summer 2023
  • The resulting AI Access and Integrity 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, training needs and more.
  • Kicking off an interactive discussion on AI, the teams will present their findings and next steps to campus on Sept. 6 during the first AI at Arizona Town Hall series.
  • This AI website, maintained by the AI Access and Integrity group, is another way to join the broader AI discussion.
    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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