At ASU, faculty across disciplines are already harnessing AI tools to provide personalized learning experiencesgenerate course content and even assist in creative arts projects. However, its rise also necessitates a renewed focus on ethical considerations, ensuring its use aligns with educational standards and values.

“When we are talking about generative AI, are we thinking big enough and how this technology is going to fundamentally change the world we live in for the next 10 to 20 years?” said Andrew Maynard, professor at ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society. “And we must also ensure that we include everybody within the institution to drive change at every single level.” 

The GenAI Community of Practice is a collaborative effort across the university, with executive leadership including:

  • Nancy Gonzalez, university provost.
  • Maria Anguiano, executive vice president of ASU’s Learning Enterprise.
  • Lev Gonick, chief information officer.

“At ASU, we embrace generative AI not as a replacement for human intelligence but as a tool to enhance our collective creativity and problem-solving,” Gonick said while speaking at a previous convening on the state of AI in action at ASU.

Gonick went on to share the importance of cross-disciplinary efforts such as the GenAI Community of Practice: “By building collaborative alliances across the ASU enterprise, we leverage AI to create positive outcomes for students, pave new pathways for research, and develop the technical infrastructure for more operational excellence.”

Learn more about ASU’s GenAI Community of Practice here.

Kevin Pirehpour

Editorial Specialist, Enterprise Technology