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K-State Today

June 17, 2024

Cross-disciplinary faculty team accepted to AAC&U institute

Submitted by Theresa Merrick

A team of 12 cross-disciplinary K-State faculty and staff members was accepted into the competitive Institute on AI, Pedagogy, and the Curriculum, hosted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities, or AAC&U.

The institute's purpose is to "help departments, programs, colleges, and universities respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities artificial intelligence presents for courses and curricula." The K-State team will receive mentoring from national experts on artificial intelligence to help develop AI-driven approaches for their departments, instructional spaces and curricula throughout the university community.

The yearlong institute kicks off in September 2024 and the following faculty and staff will be in attendance:

• Cydney Alexis, associate professor of English.
• Alice Anderson, instructional designer for K-State Libraries.
• Theresa Merrick Cassidy, Writing Center assistant director and senior instructor of English.
• Jason Coleman, academic services librarian for K-State Libraries.
• Gayle Doll, adjunct associate dean for academic and faculty affairs in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
• Raelynne M. Hale, assistant professor of modern languages.
• Joe Mocnik, dean of K-State Libraries.
• Suzanne Porath, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction.
• Don Saucier, university distinguished teaching scholar, professor of psychological sciences and faculty associate director of the Teaching and Learning Center.
• Chwen Sheu, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Business Administration.
• Amber Vennum, professor of applied human sciences.
• Ben Ward, instructional technologist in the College of Business Administration.

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