MacEwan publishes Q&A on use of AI in coursework


MacEwan University recently shared a primer for students on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools in coursework. The article consists of a Q&A format and touches on issues such as what counts as AI, what the penalties are for using AI without permission, and where to go with further questions. “Academic misconduct can be committed by trying to gain an unfair advantage, or by using something that’s not permitted,” explained MacEwan Academic Integrity Officer Thelma John. “Improper AI use kind of falls between those two categories.” MacEwan also notes that its Academic Integrity policy is up for review in 2024, and John explains that the “cases we have this year will probably and rightfully influence that. We’ll also look at what happens with industry.”