The Office of Faculty Development

Artificial Intelligence

Asynchronous Courses

  • Use & Impact of AI in Higher Education
    Enroll in this asynchronous Canvas course for access to the TLP webinar series archive that was led by joshuah whittinghill with featured experts and guests. 
    • Introduction to AI
    • Academic Integrity
    • Getting Started with AI
    • AI for Lesson Plans, Assignments, and Rubrics
    • AI for Feedback and Grading
    • Ethics, Copyright, and Legal Issues
    • AI for Ideation and Workflow
    • Equity Diversity, and Inclusion
  • AI Retrofit
    Enroll in this asynchronous Canvas course(opens in new window) for a step-by-step guide to course revision in the world of Generative Artificial Intelligence. The world has changed, and this will help you change with it.

Faculty have had a wide variety of reactions to artificial intelligence (AI) programs that generate language, solve problems, create images, and write code. There is no one-size-fits-all policy for the campus, and we will provide resources to help faculty explore some of these new possibilities. 

Things to keep in mind

  • The “ignore” disposition with AI is not viable. The tools are here, accessible, and accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
  • You should play around with some of these tools. Google Bard(opens in new window) is free. ChatGPT(opens in new window) has a free and a premium version. There are a thousand other specialized tools.
  • Consider how AI will change your course overall and specific outcomes/assignments in your course. I (Zach Justus) created a guide(opens in new window) with Nik Janos if you are interested in a systematic approach.
  • We strongly recommend you adopt a syllabus policy. Below you will find sample policies adopted from Bryant University(opens in new window) by joshuah whittinghill. AI is prevalent with students so if you don’t adopt a policy, students will ask or will use it without knowing what your expectations are.
  • There are legitimate privacy concerns with ChatGPT and other programs. Requiring student usage requires careful consideration.
  • joshuah is developing a series of AI workshops starting with several on AI Syllabus Statements & Detection Tools. Workshop information is below. Some of these workshops are after the first day of the semester. It is okay to make syllabus adjustments during the first week of the semester as long as you notify students.
  • It is important to be aware the tools currently available to detect AI-generated work are inconsistent and may discriminate against non-native English speakers(opens in new window). Therefore as noted in the Chico State’s Integrity Policy(opens in new window), have a conversation with the student(s) before referring the student(s) for violation of Academic Integrity to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.