Strategy, Policy, Practice, and Governance for AI in Higher Education Institutions

  • 6h 27m
  • Alexander Maz-Machado, Carmen López-Esteban, Cristina Almaraz-López, Fernando Almaraz-Menéndez
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

The digital transformation of higher education institutions has accelerated in the last decade due to the confluent development of digital technologies. Understanding how artificial intelligence-enabled changes and improvements in universities in relation to teaching, management, sustainability, and research allows researchers to understand the advances and identify the challenges that may arise. This knowledge provides technological instruments as well as cognitive, philosophical, and epistemological tools to address different current issues.

Strategy, Policy, Practice, and Governance for AI in Higher Education Institutions offers both empirical and theoretical information focused on artificial intelligence and its various applications in higher education institutions. It includes research results, authoritative overview articles, high quality analysis on trends, comparative studies, and analysis of cases that focus on issues including ethical issues and risks for applying AI in higher education, policies to introduce AI in curricula, and applications in teaching and learning. Covering topics such as artificial intelligence ethics, energy efficiency, and postsecondary administrative leadership, this premier reference source is an essential resource for computer scientists, AI scientists, administration of higher education institutions, educators and faculty of higher education, pre-service teachers, researchers, IT professionals, and academicians.

About the Author

Fernando Almaraz Menéndez is Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Salamanca, the institution where he has developed his professional career and where. In addition to carrying out his teaching and research work, he has held various management positions, including Director of Innovation and Digital Production (2010-2017) and Secretary General (2018-2021). He is specialized in the digital transformation processes of Higher Education Institutions. He completed a degree in Mathematics at the University of Salamanca, and his training then drifted towards new technologies and business management, completing his studies at the School of Telecommunications Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Master's Degree) and at the University of Cordoba (PhD). He holds an Executive MBA from FENA Business School, as well as other postgraduate courses from MIT, IESE and ESADE.

Alexander Maz Machado, Degree in Mathematics and Physics (1992). Specialist in Mathematics Education (1997). PhD from the University of Granada in the Department of Didactics of Mathematics (2005). He is a tenured lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Cordoba. His research interests are History of mathematics and mathematics education, science evaluation and bibliometrics, attitudes and beliefs towards mathematics and curriculum analysis in higher education. He has coordinated the SEIEM Research Group on History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education for more than ten years. He directs the Research Group Mathematics, Education and Society: SEJ-589 of the Andalusian Research Plan. He is editor of the journals Epsilón and MES. He has been principal investigator of national and regional R+D+i projects. He has published more than a hundred articles and monographs. Since 2010, he is a member of the board of directors of the Andalusian Society of Mathematical Education "Thales". He has supervised eleven doctoral theses and some thirty master's theses. He participates in research evaluation committees in Spanish and foreign agencies.

Carmen López Esteban, BSc and MSc in Mathematics from the University of Salamanca (1985); PhD in the Doctoral Program Educational Reforms in the History of Education, with the research work "The initial training of teachers in Arithmetic and Algebra through textbooks" - University of Salamanca (2011). Professor and researcher in Didactics of Mathematics, her areas of research development focus on historical research and also on research in teacher training processes. She is currently directing a research project on "Teacher Education on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)". She is the author of books, book chapters and articles in indexed academic journals. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Education of the University of Salamanca where she is Head of the MSc in Secondary Teaching Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), since 2012.

Cristina Almaraz López (Salamanca, 1995). Research & Development Engineer at the New Frontier Center of ArcelorMittal Global R&D of Avilés, Asturias, her work focuses on the application of Deep Learning techniques to real-world scenarios in the industry of steel-manufacturing. She studied a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering in Information Technology and a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering at the Information Technologies at the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón (University of Oviedo, Spain). In both she obtained several extraordinary prizes for the best academic records. During the Master's program she spent a semester at the University of Texas (UTEP) where she first became interested in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. She has also studied different minor degrees on many varied topics, including a program on Digital Transformation at La Salle University and a course on business administration taught by the IÉSEG School of Management in Paris. She is the author of the book “Deep Learning applied to Computer Vision. Main concepts, historical development and state of the art”. Her research interest include Deep Learning applied to Computer Vision, Transfer Learning and Semi-Supervised Learning, and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

In this Book

  • Beyond the Chatbot—How are Universities Using AI Nowadays?
  • The Role of Analytics within the Higher Education Institutions
  • Let’s Talk about Artificial Intelligence—How Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Can Enhance the AI Scientific Discourse in Higher Education
  • Postsecondary Administrative Leadership and Educational AI—An Ethical Shared Approach
  • From Principles to Processes—Lessons for Higher Education from the Development of AI Ethics
  • How is Socially Responsible Academic Performance Prediction Possible? Insights from a Concept of Perceived AI Fairness
  • Artificial Intelligence as a General Resource for All Professions—Towards a Higher Education Pedagogy Framework
  • Emerging Technologies to Increase Energy Efficiency and Decrease Indoor Pollution in University Campuses
  • Intelligent Learning Management Systems—Overview and Application in Mathematics Education
  • Considerations When Choosing Artificial Intelligence to Meet Business Needs in Higher Education Institutions
  • Compilation of References