Home Artificial Intelligence New Opportunities for Faculty, Staff to Leverage Artificial Intelligence as UNO Prepares to Launch AI Learning Lab in Fall 2024 | News

New Opportunities for Faculty, Staff to Leverage Artificial Intelligence as UNO Prepares to Launch AI Learning Lab in Fall 2024 | News

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is preparing to launch an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Learning Lab in the Fall 2024 semester. This will bring many exciting opportunities for the campus to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) in a coordinated capacity with plenty of support available to assist in the efforts of faculty and staff.

About the Lab

UNO’s AI Learning Lab will have four main components:

Component 1

First, the lab will facilitate an Open AI Challenge, an RFP for up to 1000 UNO faculty/staff/departments to gain access to Open AI for specific use-cases. These use cases may include teaching and learning (for example, you might want to try out a Custom GPT to assist students in your class with studying and preparing for course activities and assessments, similar to a Teaching Assistant), operational efficiency (for example, you might want to deploy AI to answer common questions from prospective students), research, or other activities. We plan to open the RFP mid-June and submissions will be due late August for those seeking to gain Open AI access for the Fall semester. For most up-to-date information on the Open AI Challenge, visit innovate.unomaha.edu.

Component 2

Second, the lab will support the UNO community with learning more about AI by hosting faculty development trainings/workshops, offering course/capstone course development grants, updating prompt books, and shaping microcredentials that help to educate and support our campus community and beyond. These workshops are a continuation of the eight AI-focused workshops the UNO Digital Learning team facilitated in 2023-24, and we were thrilled to see so much interest at these sessions the past year. The course and course capstone grants are designed to provide funds to faculty who want to infuse AI-related content into their courses to help prepare learners for using AI in their future careers.

Component 3

Third, the lab will plan and implement the first UNO AI Learning Lab Summit in Spring 2025, an event designed to bring together campus leaders, faculty, staff, students, and community members. The Summit will feature individuals and departments selected through the RFP Challenge as speakers so that we can learn from one another, as well as from outside experts who will provide keynote and plenary sessions.

Component 4

And finally, the lab will create a UNO Campus AI Consortium, a key group of stakeholders from each college, academic affairs, ITS, student success, ILCI, IESS, and other key units to help provide guidance and input to the campus and AI Learning Lab on all things related to AI. We know that this is a rapidly changing technology with a wide variety of factors for our UNO campus to consider, and we feel that having a dedicated committee to discuss AI and make related recommendations would help position our campus for long-term success. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please reach out to Myah Lanoux-Nguyen at [email protected].

AI Learning Lab Leadership

Day-to-day leadership for the lab will be provided by Associate Vice Chancellor Jaci Lindburg ([email protected]) and Instructional Designer Cassie Mallette ([email protected]).



Denial of responsibility! TechCodex is an automatic aggregator of Global media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, and all materials to their authors. For any complaint, please reach us at – [email protected]. We will take necessary action within 24 hours.
DMCA compliant image

Leave a Comment