President David Harris shared his thoughts with Trusteeship magazine for an article titled, "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Higher Education."
During his Convocation remarks last fall, Harris focused on AI as one of his themes.
Noting closing phrase of the College’s vision statement to develop “every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage, in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows,” Harris said Union must lean into the ample opportunities offered by generative AI.
He asserted that Union has positioned itself to thrive in the complex and evolving environment.
“With the combination of liberal arts and computer science and engineering, our students will contemplate the ethics and practical generations of generative AI from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective while developing the skills expected from future employers,” he said.