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Updated faculty guidelines for use of AI in classroom instruction

This is a photo of UK students on campus.
This is a photo of UK students on campus. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2023) — Guidelines and recommendations for the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in classroom instruction have been updated for campus.  

In June, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto charged Provost Robert DiPaola with establishing a committee that would define and develop recommendations for responsible use of generative AI at UK. 

That directive led to the creation of UK ADVANCE (Advancing Data utilization for Value in Academics for National and Campus-wide Excellence). Nearly 30 faculty, staff and students from across campus became part of the transdisciplinary ADVANCE Team, meeting throughout the fall semester to provide ongoing guidance to our community. 

UK ADVANCE works to be nimble — evolving as generative AI also evolves.  

In August, the ADVANCE team established an initial set of faculty guidelines and recommendations regarding generative AI and classroom instruction and in October, the team shared recommendations on the use of generative AI in research and scholarly activity. 

The guidelines and recommendations for generative AI in instructional contexts have been updated for next semester. You can find the guidelines on the UK ADVANCE website, or by clicking here.  

Students and instructors are encouraged to provide feedback on the updated guidelines by sending an email to 

The guidelines and recommendations will continue to evolve. The ADVANCE team is committed to keeping the campus community informed of any changes as their work continues into 2024.  

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