Faculty Attitudes Regarding Artificial Intelligence Usage at an HBCU

Ramona Whitworth Wiggins, Tennessee State University


This study aimed to explore the attitudes of faculty members towards the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in higher education. The mixed-method research design focused on AI's perceived usefulness, ease of use, trustworthiness, ethical implications, and potential for future impact on teaching and learning processes. The study employed a validated AI attitude scale, with open-ended survey questions to measure these dimensions. The findings suggest a tentative acknowledgment of AI's potential usefulness in higher education among the respondents. However, the views were mixed, indicating some disagreement or uncertainty. This mixed response underscores the need for further research to understand the factors influencing these attitudes, such as personality traits, cognitive abilities, and exposure to AI technology. The study also revealed a high level of agreement among participants that AI has transformational potential that will likely influence pedagogy and teaching practices. The study's implications suggested that AI is widely seen as having the potential to transform higher education. However, to realize this potential, it is a need for comprehensive training programs to equip educators with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively use AI in their teaching practices.

Subject Area

Educational leadership|Artificial intelligence|African American Studies|Pedagogy

Recommended Citation

Ramona Whitworth Wiggins, "Faculty Attitudes Regarding Artificial Intelligence Usage at an HBCU" (2023). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI30694007.