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The transdisciplinary UK ADVANCE Team exists to define and develop recommendations for responsible use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Kentucky. The team will provide ongoing guidance to the campus community to achieve the university’s mission for education, research, clinical care and service.

Specifically, the team will determine questions to answer through research and innovation; understand potential generative AI programmatic biases; embrace the university’s mission to advance the Commonwealth; and develop strategic communication and effective education throughout the campus community.

As a result, faculty, staff and students will discover tools available to help them become familiar with generative AI. Faculty will understand its applications and implications, especially in the areas of assessment design and detection.

If you have questions about how generative AI impacts you at UK, or if you have questions about the ongoing work of the ADVANCE Team, please email us at

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Clinical Guidelines

The use of AI presents many areas of caution, particularly as it relates to clinical care settings. These guidelines and recommendations specifically address generative AI as a particular type of AI technology and a growing set of tools with increasingly multimodal capabilities. 

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Faculty Guidelines

Generative AI is a rapidly evolving technology. The spring 2024 guidelines reflect our best understanding at the current time and may be updated to reflect the nature of the field as it continues to change.

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Research Recommendations

Generative AI tools have the potential of advancing and enhancing research and scholarly endeavors when used responsibly. These recommendations are for all faculty, staff and trainees who engage in this work.

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The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) provides numerous resources for faculty and all instructors, especially materials related to understanding and incorporating generative AI in course curricula.


University Senate

The University Senate provides recommendations — including sample language for a course syllabus — on how to manage AI/ML in the classroom.



  • Robert DiPaola — Provost and Co-Executive Vice President for Health Affairs; Professor, College of Medicine; Co-Chair, UK ADVANCE Team
  • Trey Conatser — Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching; Office for Faculty Advancement; Co-Chair, UK ADVANCE Team
  • James Aaron — Staff Senate representative; Biomedical Intelligence Reporting Officer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Chike Anyaegbunam — Professor, College of Communication and Information; Chair, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication
  • Jay Blanton — Associate Vice President and Chief Communication Officer; UK Public Relations and Strategic Communication
  • Billy Clark — Director, Research Information Services; Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Sally Ellingson — Assistant Professor, College of Medicine; Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Douglas Fee — Chief Information Security Officer; UK HealthCare
  • Ellen Gish — Associate General Counsel; Office of Legal Counsel
  • Judy Goldsmith Professor, Pigman College of Engineering; Department of Computer Science
  • Stacey Greenwell — Coordinator of Educational Services; University of Kentucky Libraries
  • Jim Griffioen — Professor, Pigman College of Engineering; Department of Computer Science; Director, Center for Computational Sciences
  • Daniel Harris — Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy; Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
  • Roger Hensley — Associate Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Applications; Enterprise Information Technology
  • Logan Justice — Student Government Association representative
  • Ramakanth Kavuluru Associate Professor, College of Medicine; Institute for Biomedical Informatics
  • Alan Kluegel — Assistant Professor, J. David Rosenberg College of Law                   
  • Helene Lake-Bullock — Assistant Vice President for Research; Executive Director, Office of Research Integrity; Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Mark Lauersdorf — Professor, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Linguistics
  • Ian McClure Associate Vice President for Research, Office of Technology and Commercialization; Office of the Vice President for Research
  • John Nash — Associate Professor, College of Education; Department of Educational Leadership Studies
  • Adam Recktenwald — Associate Chief Information Officer; Chief Technology Officer; Enterprise Information Technology
  • Jim Ridolfo — Professor, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies
  • Matthew Sanger — Senior Executive Director, Office of the Provost
  • Brett Short — Chief Compliance Officer, UK HealthCare
  • Tim Sundell Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Philosophy
  • Colleen Swartz — Acting Chief Operating Officer, UK HealthCare
  • Jeffrey Talbert — Professor, College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy; Director, Institute for Biomedical Informatics
  • Leslie Vincent — University Senate representative; Senior Lecturer, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Michael Wesley — Associate Professor, College of Medicine; Department of Behavioral Science
  • Pam Woods Assistant Director of Finance and Administration; EVPFA Business Support Center
  • Marianne Young — Assistant Vice President, Smart Campus Initiatives; Office for Student Success
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