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Auburn University’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (Biggio Center) is a recipient of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Culture Grant for their innovative open educational resource project, “A Guide to AI Enhanced Learning.” The project aims to foster an enriched AI culture among all Alabama students, enhance learning experiences and prepare students as valuable future employees in Alabama’s evolving workforce.

A collaboration between the Biggio Center and the AI@AU Initiative’s education committee, the initiative engages faculty, course developers and students to ensure diverse input. The curriculum will cover Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) basics, chat-based systems, common AI tools, uses and ethical considerations, tailored for accessibility and engagement across disciplines and levels. Short modules allow for seamless integration into existing Canvas courses and a web-based tutorial hosted by Auburn University Libraries, offering step-by-step guidance on AI applications and learning opportunities independent of specific assignments or courses.

“This grant from ACHE allows the Biggio Center to continue developing resources that provide faculty and all learners access to opportunities to expand their understanding of AI tools and their ethical uses,” said Asim Ali, executive director of the Biggio Center and the Principal Investigator of the ACHE AI Culture grant. “Support from the Auburn University Provost’s Office and ACHE enables us to make this resource broadly available to all learners.”

Auburn continues to advance the AI space in education, providing resources that enable course success and enrichment.

“Auburn University is one of the state’s leading institutions committed to innovation and technology, including AI and its applications,” said Stephanie C. Dolan, Associate Director of Planning and Policy at ACHE. “The outcomes will be engaging as well as educational, demonstrating how effectively and efficiently AI applications can be integrated into courses and clearly explained in tutorials.”

The funding provided through this grant will help the Biggio Center build on the success of its Teaching with AI course available online. The course has been adopted by the SEC’s 14 institutions and is used throughout the Alabama Community College System’s 24 two-year schools. It is provided at no cost to Auburn University faculty and staff. Institutions interested in a site license for their campus should contact the Biggio Center via email at

Katelyn Stalboerger