Speaker Topic

Fostering Academic Integrity in Light of ChatGPT and Other AI Tools

The release of ChatGPT in November 2022 highlighted an ongoing concern: academic integrity in our college classes, but the temptation to cheat is not new. Research shows that students invest less effort in an assessment and may be tempted to act dishonestly when they don’t see the value or relevance of the task and when the stakes are so high that they’re anxious about their ability to do well. Further, the tools that students have available to them are increasingly powerful and deceptive. It’s impossible to police student integrity, nor is it advisable to continually up the ante, since doing so results in escalating conflict between faculty and students. However, we can consider ways to deploy ChatGPT as a teaching and learning tool to foster critical thinking, and we can address challenges in our assessment design, exploring approaches that minimize the temptation to cheat and instead capture students’ attention and imagination, that are relevant to students’ daily lives and goals, and that promote student confidence and integrity.

You’ll hear about topics such as 

  • Factors that influence students’ temptation to cheat
  • Assessment design strategies to nudge toward integrity
  • Using ChatGPT to extend learning and foster critical thinking
  • Equipping tomorrow’s workforce to thrive in an AI-enabled world

Her workshop was well organized providing concise, tangible actions
we can use in every class we teach online or not.