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AI Resources for Faculty

This resource is designed to assist faculty in the developing landscape of Artificial Intelligence.

Syllabus Guidance

We encourage faculty to be explicit about their AI/ChatGPT policy in their syllabus, in Canvas, and during class. Make your expectations clear on whether students can use AI tools, what students can use AI for, what students should not use AI for, and whether they need to explain how they used these tools. Below are a few examples of policy statements that could be used for course syllabi--they can be modified to fit the specific context of each course.

 

Use Prohibited

Students are not allowed to use advanced automated tools (artificial intelligence or machine learning tools such as ChatGPT or Dall-E 2) on assignments in this course. Each student is expected to complete each assignment without substantive assistance from others, including automated tools.

 

Use Only with Prior Permission

Students are allowed to use advanced automated tools (artificial intelligence or machine learning tools such as ChatGPT or Dall-E 2) on assignments in this course if instructor permission is obtained in advance. Unless given permission to use those tools, each student is expected to complete each assignment without substantive assistance from others, including automated tools.

You may also want to require students to explicitly document or acknowledge their use of this tool. Potential language for that:

If permission is granted to use advanced automated tools (artificial intelligence or machine learning tools such as ChatGPT or Dall-E 2), they must be properly documented and credited. Text generated using ChatGPT-3 should include a citation such as: “Chat-GPT-3. (YYYY, Month DD of query). “Text of your query.” Generated using OpenA.I. https://chat.openai.com/

Material generated using other tools should follow a similar citation convention.

You may also want to require students to provide a brief explanation of how they used a particular tool. For example:

If a tool is used in an assignment, students must also include a brief (2-3 sentences) description of how they used the tool.

 

Use Only With Acknowledgment

Students are allowed to use advanced automated tools (artificial intelligence or machine learning tools such as ChatGPT or Dall-E 2) on assignments in this course if that use is properly documented and credited. For example, text generated using ChatGPT-3 should include a citation such as: “Chat-GPT-3. (YYYY, Month DD of query). “Text of your query.” Generated using OpenA.I. https://chat.openai.com/

Material generated using other tools should follow a similar citation convention.

You may also want to require students to provide a brief explanation of how they used a particular tool. For example:

If a tool is used in an assignment, students must also include a brief (2-3 sentences) description of how they used the tool.

 

Use is Freely Permitted with No Acknowledgement

Students are allowed to use advanced automated tools (artificial intelligence or machine learning tools such as ChatGPT or Dall-E 2) on assignments in this course; no special documentation or citation is required.

Even if students are not required to cite the tool(s), you may want to require them to provide a brief explanation of how they used a particular tool. For example:

If a tool is used in an assignment, students must also include a brief (2-3 sentences) description of how they used the tool.

 

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