Dr. Kaitlin Alexander wins inaugural AI Teaching Integration Award

The University of Florida Center for Teaching Excellence has selected Kaitlin Alexander, Pharm.D., a clinical associate professor in the UF College of Pharmacy, for its inaugural AI Teaching Integration Award. She was recognized for her creative use of artificial intelligence in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience critical care elective rotation that has not traditionally used AI.

Kaitlin Alexander

In teaching the course, Alexander integrated the use of generative AI into rotation topic discussions and implemented a drug information activity to help students understand the uses and limitations of AI in evidence-based medicine. The students responded positively to the AI activities in their course reflections. They appreciated the efficiency and depth that AI provided in gathering information but also recognized the importance of personal research and critical thinking to supplement AI-generated content.

“I want students to build information literacy to responsibly use AI in both the classroom and experiential settings and build an ‘adaptive expertise’ in AI,” Alexander said. “Winning this award is a significant honor and provides validation of the hard work that I have invested in incorporating AI into my experiential teaching. I am dedicated to continuing to seek innovative ways to enhance my didactic and clinical teaching with AI.”

Alexander received the AI Teaching Integration Award during the Interface Teaching Conference at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall on April 17.