How do I Consider Options that May Increase the Likelihood that Students Will Follow my Generative AI Course Policy?

How do I Consider Options that May Increase the Likelihood that Students Will Follow my Generative AI Course Policy?

This flowchart is designed to assist instructors in thinking through the implications of choices they may be making about the use of generative AI tools in their courses. It offers a step-by-step approach to guide instructors through key decision-making points that may help them weigh various options for themselves and their students, raises questions related to the choices being considered, and provide links to resources to support them in making thoughtful and informed choices.

As you think about your generative AI course policy, you may find it useful to go through this flowchart as an iterative process: starting with what you think your course policy might be, working through the decision points, and reworking your policy accordingly.

Whether you allow the use of generative AI tools in your course or not, we encourage you to consider how your AI course policy aligns with your course learning objectives and how it may impact the learning environment and your relationship with your students.


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flowchart with considerations that may increase the likelyhood that students will follow Ai course policy

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In the context of readily accessible AI tools, educators may need to transform assignment and assessment design, balancing the need to make tasks AI-immune with the potential for integrating AI into learning activities.

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Students may be interested in using artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to enhance their own writing. As you reflect on your course expectations, we encourage you to review the following strategies and examples when considering AI use in your courses. 

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Tackling academic dishonesty by building a culture of academic integrity and reducing both student stress and the opportunity for dishonesty.

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A well-designed, detailed syllabus serves as a roadmap of the course for both instructor and student and decreases a number of problems that may arise. It also shows students that you take your teaching seriously and that you care about their learning.