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Teaching and ChatGPT

Resources to help SJSU Faculty and Teaching Assistants learn how to address ChatGPT in their classrooms and assignments.

Sample Syllabus Policy Statements

SJSU's Center for Faculty Development advises the following policy statements for your syllabus in addition to clarifying your position and discussing the technology with your students. To find more resources please see the CFD website on Generative AI & ChatGPT: Resources for Instructors

  • Note: SJSU faculty cannot require the use of ChatGPT (it has not passed through privacy or accessibility review). If you design an assignment that requires use of ChatGPT, be sure to create an alternate assignment for students who cannot or do not wish to use this tool (similar to how you might invite students to engage with Twitter or other social media, which you also cannot require).
  • Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools,” curated by Lance Eaton
  • “Content generated by an Artificial Intelligence third-party service or site (AI-generated content)  without proper attribution or authorization would also be a form of plagiarism.” Center for Integrated Professional Development, Illinois State University (2023)
  • Course Policies related to ChatGPT and other AI Tools” by Joel Gladd, January 5, 2023
  • “Allow it in all cases, but insist on attribution of ideas (ChatGPT has no “ideas” of its own), and validation of facts (ChatGPT often invents them) – and documentation: we all need to learn more” by Boris Steipe. (For sample text: see  Sentient Syllabus Project – Syllabus Resources)
  • UCI Division of Teaching & Learning page on ChatGPT, including syllabi suggestions.

SJSU's Academic Integrity Policy