Instructor Resources on Artificial Intelligence (Including ChatGPT)

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

The simulation of human intelligence in computer systems. It involves the development of algorithms and techniques that enable machines to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as understanding natural language, recognizing patterns, making decisions, solving problems, and learning from experience.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT refers to a series of AI language models developed by OpenAI, based on the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) architecture. GPT models are designed to understand and generate human-like text based on the input they receive. These models have undergone several iterations, with each iteration being more advanced than the last. They are trained on large amounts of text data to learn patterns, grammar, context, and various aspects of human language.

"ChatGPT" specifically refers to versions of the GPT model that are optimized for generating human-like conversations or dialogue. These models are fine-tuned to excel in interactive and conversational scenarios, making them useful for applications like customer support chatbots, virtual assistants, and other situations where natural language interactions are crucial.

The models in the ChatGPT series are designed to understand and generate text in a way that simulates conversation, making them capable of responding contextually to prompts and generating coherent and contextually relevant replies. They can understand and generate text in a conversational manner, allowing for more interactive and dynamic interactions with users compared to earlier versions of the GPT model.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls Syllabus Recommendations

Add text to your syllabus about how you want (or do NOT want) to incorporate ChatGPT and other generative AI into your course(s).

  • Be clear
    • When can AI be used?
    • Which assignments?
  • If allowable, how do you want it to be used?
    • Expectations around citations
    • Assignment expectations
    • Provide examples of what is and is not allowable
  • In writing assignments, specifically ask students to use/reference material from class and reading list
  • Put prompts into generative AI tools (like ChatGPT) to see what could come out and use that as a comparison when you have concerns of AI misuse
  • Reconsider how you assess the outcomes of your courses
  • Explain the academic misconduct process if you suspect a student is violating the policy and/or misusing generative AI tools

Holding students accountable for misusing generative AI through current policy

UWS 14.03 Academic misconduct subject to disciplinary action.

  1. Academic misconduct is an act in which a student:

a. Seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation;
b. Uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise;
c. Forges or falsifies academic documents or records;
d. Intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others;
e. Engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student's academic performance; or
f. Assists other students in any of these acts

AI Detection Software

"Our Obsession with Cheating is Ruining Our Relationship with Students," by Marc Watkins. in Rhetorica, Jan. 6, 2023

Excerpt: "AI detection isn’t going to work-but that’s not going to change our desire to have a tool to detect what work was written by a human vs. generated by an AI transformer."

Turnitin (Integrated with Canvas)-
Giant Language model Test Room (GLTR)-

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