Educators Inquiry Meetup: Responding to the Rise of Generative AI Tools such as ChatGPT
Inquiry Question: How should college educators adapt their teaching to respond to the rise of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT?
The ability of artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT to create prose has developed rapidly over the last year to the point that they can produce writing, do research, and complete other assignments at the level of a beginning college student. This workshop will help college instructors understand the significant disruption machine writing will bring to many current teaching practices by providing an overview of AI text generators, including what they are, their current abilities, and what they are likely to be capable of in the near future. The participants will then engage in a collaborative discussion about how they can adapt their teaching to address the reality of readily accessible AI text generators.
Additional questions to be explored include:
- How do we guide students to help them understand the risks and ethics of using generative AI tools?
- How do we talk to students about academic integrity in relation to generative AI?
- What are the equity implications of generative AI in the classroom?
- How can educators shape the conversation about generative AI beyond our campuses as this new technology becomes increasingly prevalent?
Aram Shepherd teaches composition and literature courses at Mission College in Santa Clara, California where he also serves as president of the Academic Senate. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His teaching interests include border theory, transnationalism, social media, and online pedagogy.