MTSU to Hold March 19 Board of Trustees Meeting - AI Use and Rule Changes

Mar 12, 2024 at 03:57 pm by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN - Middle Tennessee State University's Board of Trustees are scheduled to convene for committee meetings on Tuesday, February 27, at the Miller Education Center, Second Floor Meeting Room, located at 503 Bell St. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the board to discuss various matters pertinent to the university's academic, governance, financial, and compliance affairs.

One of the topics during the committee meetings will address artificial intelligence, or AI. Committee members will review proposed changes to student rules, specifically focusing on Policy 312 regarding Academic Misconduct. The revisions aim to incorporate provisions related to artificial intelligence (AI) and streamline the review process for allegations of academic misconduct. Notably, the updated policy addresses the unauthorized use of paraphrasing tools, "text spinners," and AI software, expanding the scope of plagiarism prevention efforts within the university.


All committee meetings are open to the public and will be livestreamed, allowing for broader accessibility and transparency in university governance processes.

The schedule for the committee meetings is as follows:

- **Academic Affairs, Student Life, and Athletics Committee:** Commencing at 9 a.m., the agenda includes crucial items such as the approval of minutes, policy revisions, academic program actions report, and an athletics update.

- **Executive and Governance Committee:** Starting at 10 a.m., agenda items include institutional mission and mission profile discussions, as well as strategic planning considerations.

- **Finance and Personnel Committee:** Scheduled for 11 a.m., the committee will address topics such as the Governor's budget, legislative budget hearings update, and capital projects update.

- **Audit and Compliance Committee:** Convening at Noon, agenda items encompass a range of compliance-related matters, including conflict of interest disclosures, public records policy compliance, and internal audit reports.

The committee meetings serve as a platform for robust discussions and decision-making processes essential for advancing the university's mission and ensuring adherence to best practices in academia and governance.

More Details: 

Meeting is in the Miller Education Center, Second Floor Meeting Room, 503 E. Bell St. For parking details, go to


For agenda details and meeting materials, to view the livestream or for other information, go to  Please check periodically for updates pertaining to meeting details. 


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