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Responsible AI Project (2024–2026)

instructor leading classroom lecture on artificial intelligence

Responsible AI Project (2024–2026)

seminar leader at lectern
Aarthi Vadde (NHC Fellow, 2020–21) leads a seminar during the 2022 RAI institute

Based on the success of the NHC’s Responsible AI Curriculum project, established in partnership with Google Education, funding has been renewed for a second round of programming.

In this second phase of the RAI project, we will fund four partnerships between NHC Institutional Sponsors and community colleges or Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to teach responsible AI courses on both campuses during the 2025–26 school year. These partnerships will ensure that nuanced AI education is more widely available across institution types and will enhance pedagogical relationships between the partnering institutions. In addition, all faculty who participate in this program will develop open-access educational materials that will be published by the NHC.

Project Guidelines and Requirements

Participants in phase two will be selected from among institutions involved in phase one and their partner institutions (either a community college or MSI.) During the 2025–26 academic year, each institution will offer and conduct a course on the topic of responsible AI for students on their respective campuses. The courses offered through this partnership project will be co-developed by faculty from each institution.

Beginning in the summer of 2024, all faculty members who participate in this project are required to contribute to virtual monthly meetings hosted by the NHC. In these meetings, we will discuss course projects and activities, learn from guest scholars in AI and Google professionals, and participate in professional development exercises to enhance collaboration between the partner institutions. Faculty will also be required to submit assessments of their progress twice throughout the process.

For more information about the program or to inquire about applying, contact the NHC Professional Development team.

with support from Google