AI - ChatGPT & Your Class


SSW Course Policy Language

In this course, I will allow some use of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered programs such as ChatGPT to assist you with certain assignments. While you may leverage these tools, it is essential to understand and adhere to the following guidelines:

Additionally, it is important to be aware of the inherent bias that may exist in AI algorithms. AI tools, including ChatGPT, can sometimes include inaccuracies or exhibit biases in their outputs. As scholars, it is crucial to approach AI-generated content critically and use content knowledge or seek information from reputable secondary sources to verify any potentially biased or inaccurate information. This will ensure that your academic work is well-informed, reliable, and free from any unintended bias from the AI tools used. If you have any questions about the appropriate use of AI tools or citing AI-generated content, feel free to reach out for clarification.

Pedagogy/Andragogy and Benefits of Using AI

This page of AI-related classroom teaching considerations from the UMD (University of Maryland, College Park) Teaching and Learning Transformation Center is an excellent resource. 

UMB's FCTL has developed this resource on AI, exploring AI in graduate education and The Chronicle, this article as  grad student's user's guide

Here's a list of class policies related to AI shared by faculty around the world for their classes. (Use this for ideas about your own class policies)

Discussion boards and ChatGPT (article from Times Higher Education) - the article discusses strategies for an online instructor to modify discussion board prompts based on student usage of AI/ChatGPT. 

Citing ChatGPT or AI Tools in Papers & Presentations

APA has posted an excellent blog post about how to cite ChatGPT and AI tools, as well as recommendations for including their usage in Methods sections as well as Appendices. 

ChatGPT or AI Tools in Social Work

AI Tricks and Tips for Social Work Education Practice - article in The New Social Worker magazine

Issues with AI

Additional Resources