Faculty Forum - January 20, 2023 - A conversation about ChatGPT and AI
From Margaret Merrill
Recording of a Faculty Forum held Friday, January 20, 2023.
On Friday, January 20, Academic Technology Services hosted a faculty forum on artificial intelligence with a focus on the OpenAI tool ChatGPT. We discussed the challenges that the tool poses to the ways that we run our classes, the ways that we ask our students to collect information, and the written assessments that we require of our students. Because the tool can also write computer code, ChatGPT is relevant not only to the humanities and social sciences, but to STEM disciplines as well.
We do not expect to solve the problems raised in our discussion on Friday. From the point of view of ATS, any response to this or other disruptive technologies would need to be informed by faculty concerns and priorities. We see this faculty forum as our first opportunity to raise awareness about the applications and relevance of this new tool, as well as to consider the challenges and the opportunities presented by ChatGPT and other emerging artificial intelligence tools.Review the Zoom live chat.
Selected resources shared in the chat
Two sets of ideas about how to use ChatGPT in your teaching
Cynthia Alby, co-author of “Learning That Matters,” compiled a wonderful and thoughtful list of ideas and strategies: “ChatGPT: Understanding the new landscape and short-term solutions” [docs.google.com]
“Update Your Course Syllabus for chatGPT” [medium.com] by Ryan Watkins - ideas for assignments that use Chat GPT
- A sample of how one might address ChatGPT in course policies / syllabus [docs.google.com] - attributed to Joel Gladd, PhD, College of Western Idaho