ChatGPT prompts universities to rethink academic misconduct approaches: Editorial


As generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies like ChatGPT increasingly make their way into student coursework, Canadian universities are beginning to rethink their approach to academic misconduct. An editorial in University Affairs by Diane Peters highlights the different approaches institutions are taking to ChatGPT, from issuing outright bans to creating dedicated task forces or using AI detectors like GPTZero in assignment evaluations. Peters additionally writes that many instructors are considering integrating more oral exams, handwritten essays, and in-class projects to limit ChatGPT use. The author concludes that prevention and a “deeper embrace of equity issues” may be the best solutions for universities to address academic misconduct moving forward.

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