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Get Started Using Generative AI in Your Course

It seems like higher education has been through a roller coaster over the past several years. The challenges of the pandemic, an explosion in online enrollments, and the transition back to the classroom may have left many educators and students dazed and trying to adapt. Just when there was a chance to catch our breath, […]


What resources are available regarding generative AI?

Generative AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, BingGPT, and Midjourney, are revolutionizing the educational landscape, particularly in higher education. Recognizing the significance of these advancements, the CTLD has curated a comprehensive list of resources tailored for faculty and staff. Additionally, the provost has issued an official statement, which also includes recommended syllabus statements. Please also review […]

Generative AI

Consider Teaching and Learning Issues with AI

Here we delve into the pedagogical uses of generative AI, particularly ChatGPT, and provide general best practices for incorporating this technology into teaching and learning contexts. Rather than offering specific tools or resources, the article draws on learning theory to present broader guidelines and considerations for leveraging generative AI in education. It’s important to note […]

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Consider Academic Integrity with AI

Prompting/General Use/Practice Perhaps the greatest concern about large language models in higher education is cheating. It is possible for learners to ask ChatGPT to craft entire essays, discussion posts, and other writing assignments for them. Academic integrity always has been and always will be an issue. The relative ease with which students can cheat today […]

Generative AI Tutorials Self-Help Tutorials

Get Started with ChatGPT

ChatGPT is an artificial-intelligence chatbot that users can engage with for assistance, conversation, or answers to complex inquiries. It is a powerful tool that can create human-like responses to a wide variety of prompts and questions. This tutorial covers how to sign up, log in, and enter a prompt using ChatGPT. To learn more about […]

The Future of the Academy

Physics Example

Prompt An electron and a proton have equal but opposite electrical charges, but the proton is about 2000 times more massive than the electron. If the two were separated by about 1 mm which would be true about the magnitudes of the forces they exert on each other? The two experience the same electrical force, […]

Aerospace Studies Example

Prompt The Peachtree Airport in Atlanta serves light aircraft. It has a single runway and one air traffic controller to land planes. It takes an airplane 12 minutes to land and clear the runway (following an exponential distribution). Planes arrive at the airport at the rate of one every 15 minutes. The arrival rate follows […]

History, Political Science, International Relations Example

Prompt Describe the events of the October Revolution of 1917. ChatGPT-Generated Response The October Revolution of 1917, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution, was a political and social upheaval in Russia that took place from October 25 to November 7, 19171, according to the Julian calendar (which was in use in Russia at the time). […]

History Example 2

Prompt Read Colin Calloway’s article, “Native Americans first view whites from the shore.” Compare and contrast this with Captain John Smith’s writings about his encounters with the natives. How are they similar and/or different in tone and style? Provide specific examples from each in defense of your point. Next, while you read Smith, think about […]