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Interim Provost
Thomas D. Jeitschko Ph.D.

The interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer for Michigan State University, providing leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty, students and staff. Meet the Interim Provost.

Generative Artificial Intelligence Guidance

Generative AI offers powerful new tools for us to advance our work and the university’s mission across teaching and research, and we need to explore its uses in ways that align with our values. The coming fall semester will provide us the opportunity to initiate thoughtful conversations across campus to best determine how to engage generative AI in ways that ensure scholarly, equitable, and ethical adoption of this new technology.  

Provost Message

Resources for Generative Artificial Intelligence

As you prepare for the Fall 2023 academic semester, our hopes are that instructors will 1) develop a course-level generative AI use policy and actively discuss with students about expectations for generative AI use in the work for your class, 2) promote equitable and inclusive use of the technology, and 3) work with colleagues across campus to determine ethical and scholarly applications of generative AI for preparing students to succeed in an evolving digital landscape. 

Resources for AI

Interim Guidance on Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Research and Creative Activities

Michigan State University's interim guide to using generative AI in research and creative activities establishes a framework for responsibly managing research data in alignment with state and federal laws, institutional policies, and intellectual property rights. It provides directives on their ethical use and cautions against risks such as misinformation and bias. Furthermore, this document outlines best practices for employing generative AI in various research processes, ensuring its application supports the university's mission while adhering to legal and ethical standards. 

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