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AI Governance

Member Project 23-24: HE Governance and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

An interactive event to explore how AI impacts higher education by sharing insights and questions with others involved in governance.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a hot topic within education, and universities and colleges are at the forefront of this debate. As generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, become more sophisticated, institutions must ensure they have policies and procedures to guide the fair use of AI, and governing bodies must be aware of the opportunities and risks associated with this ever-evolving technology.  

Event Information

Date: 14 May 2024, Virtual

Time: 12:30-14:00 BST

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Event aims 

This interactive online event allowed attendees to learn more about how AI impacts higher education by sharing insights and questions with others involved in governance. The session gave board members and others interested in governance a better understanding of the main issues around AI in higher education, including seeking assurance around academic provision and practice.   

Advance HE has been running a series of events engaging different stakeholders within institutions in scenario-based discussions about the impact of AI across many areas, including teaching, assessment, accessibility and widening participation. This session looked at the lessons and feedback from previous sessions to help governors, governance professionals and senior leaders see and discuss the challenges and effective practices in predicting and responding to AI in education.   

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Who should attend?

This event is designed for governors, Chairs, governance professionals and senior leaders interested in exploring AI's policy and strategic implications within their institution. 

Attendee takeaways  

  • Strategies for navigating the policy considerations of AI in curriculum development, delivery and assessment. 
  • Networking opportunities with peers considering the policy and regularoty implications of AI in higher education. 
  • A platform to discuss ethical, practical, and human challenges and solutions related to AI adoption in higher education settings. 
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This session took place on 14 May 2024.

This virtual event was 90 minutes long and follow a format that included both input from experts and provides an opportunity for colleagues to share concerns and learn from each other. It helped colleagues understand the latest developments in AI practice and identify and manage related risks at a strategic level.   

The format of the event as follows:  

  • 5-minute introduction to the session, speakers and topic.  
  • 15-minute presentation of the outputs from the previous AI sessions with other participant groups in higher education. This presentation will set out the provocation for the group discussions.  
  • 10-minute Q&A with the presenters   
  • 30-minute breakout discussions about the topics introduced in the presentation. 
  • 20-minute plenary for groups to share their main points of discussion with the wider audience.  
  • 10-minute summary and wrap up    
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Meet the team

Charles Knight

Assistant Director, Knowledge & Innovation
Advance HE
Charles Knight
Charles is an academic leader with a proven track record of delivery in the areas of learning teaching and enterprise. Before joining Advance HE, he was Associate Dean (Student Experience) at Salford Business School where he worked with colleagues to introduce a series of innovative practices including short technical qualifications, block teaching and an increased emphasis on the use of simulations and experimental learning.

Vic Stephenson

Senior Consultant - Education
Advance HE
Vic Stephenson
Vic is a Senior Consultant at Advance HE, designing and delivering support and training on inclusive pedagogy approaches and leading a range of collaborative projects to enhance quality, student experience and outcomes. She has over 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager and assessment specialist. Vic’s main interests are in international education, inclusive curricula and assessment design and technology-enhanced learning.