Faculty wrestle with wasted time ‘grading robots,’ inadequate training for AI: Opinion.

Chronicle of Higher Ed editor Beth McMurtrie has penned an article discussing the mixed feelings and reactions of faculty toward AI. Faculty shared their concerns about whether they were wasting time “grading robots” and “fake papers,” as well as whether AI’s ability to take on the “menial tasks” associated with assignments would undermine students’ development of critical-thinking skills. McMurtrie highlights the lack of adequate discussion between administrators and faculty, as well as faculty members’ desire for greater guidance and training opportunities related to AI. Several faculty members shared how they are combatting AI abuse in the classroom, through conversations with students about the importance of authentic learning and ethical AI use, approving the use of AI for specific tasks, and identifying what circumstances result in AI being abused.

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