Teaching and Learning with AI
NYU aims to identify new and emerging opportunities and concerns regarding generative tools. The Teaching with Generative Tools working group leads this effort collecting and distributing resources and recommendations created and gathered by our community and sharing regularly as the technology landscape changes rapidly.
Generative AI Conference October 2023
NYU will be hosting an all-day, Generative AI Virtual Conference on Friday, October 27, 2023, 9am–6pm EDT. We will also be conducting pre-conference virtual workshops for faculty and staff on the previous day, Thursday, October 26, 2023, 8am–12pm EDT.
All sessions will be recorded, and the video recordings will be made available after the conference and pre-conference workshops.
The Office of the Provost is pleased to host workshops and “Zoomside Chats” around ChatGPT and other generative AI tools. Open to all NYU Faculty and Staff, these sessions will equip attendees with knowledge and tools for managing generative AI in the classroom, and afford them opportunities to converse with instructional technologists, educational designers, and other faculty members about different approaches to generative AI.
The sessions are tailored specifically for faculty and staff (instructional designers and educational technologists), who are creating assignments, assessments, and/or crafting syllabi language around generative AI.
All sessions will be recorded, with the exception of the Zoomside Chats, and the slides and video recordings will be made available after the workshops.
Virtual Sessions via NYU Zoom were held on Thursday, Aug 24, 2023 and Tuesday, Aug 29, 2023
The generative AI sessions will be repeated on Thursday, Sep 28, 2023, noon-4pm EDT, and Friday, Sep 29, 2023, 8am-noon EDT through the Faculty Resource Network (FRN), which NYU hosts.
Titles and descriptions of the upcoming sessions.
A Curated List of Generative AI Resources
- Teaching with Generative AI, a two-minute video with ideas and explanations from NYU Abu Dhabi's Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning on NYU Stream
- Practical AI for Instructors and Students," a five-part YouTube video series by Ethan and Lilach Mollick of Wharton Interactive @ UPenn
- “Assignment Makeovers in the AI Age: Essay Edition” by Derek Bruff
- “Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools,” a crowdsourced Google Doc, where academics are sharing syllabus language curated by Lance Eaton, a doctoral student in higher education at the University of Massachusetts.
September 6, 2023: Disabling the AI Tool in Turnitin NYU is in the process of disabling the AI detection tool in Turnitin. The AI tool will no longer be available after Friday, September 8. All the other features in Turnitin remain in place and the ordinary Turnitin service of identifying student copying of existing writing will remain unchanged.
August 29, 2023: This is an advisory update on adapting to generative AI (ChatGPT and similar tools) for faculty who use written assignments in class.
April 26, 2023: This is an advisory update on use of ChatGPT and related tools in end-of-term assignments. Please share it with faculty who may be facing these issues.
As the Spring 2023 semester comes to a close, we expect increased student use of generative AI tools, especially text-generating tools like ChatGPT, in their course work. The Teaching with Generative Tools Working Group (TGT) has been exploring the issues related to these tools this semester, and while we do not yet have survey-level data, the majority of faculty we have talked with report student experimentation with these tools in their classes.
March 27, 2023: This is an advisory update on use of ChatGPT in the classroom. Please share it with faculty who may be facing these issues.
This is the first full semester where students have access to ChatGPT. The Provost’s office is hearing from faculty about students generating essays, test answers, and even written class discussion they submit as their own. As adoption grows, the question for faculty is how we respond to violations of academic integrity, while adapting to the genuine utility of these tools.
The Teaching with Generative Tools (TGT) working group will address three questions:
What has changed and might change in higher ed with generative tools?
How can faculty avoid potential negative effects of these tools on student learning?
How can faculty take advantage of potential positive effects on student learning?
The Teaching and Generative Tools Working Group is made up of self-identified faculty from across New York University (including global sites). Members convene monthly as a whole and in sub-working groups on relevant and developing topics related to the subject of large language model tools such as ChatGPT, GPT-4, and others.
The Teaching and Generative Tools Working Group will provide advice, best-practices, resources, and coordination between departments and schools interested in addressing opportunities and challenges posed by the academic use of these tools.
The areas of interest broadly identified by the group currently include:
Assignment and Assessment Design
Acknowledgment and Citations
The Teaching and Generative Tools Working Group aims identify new and emerging opportunities and concerns around these tools, to collect and distribute resources and recommendations created and collected by the NYU community, and to share these regularly over the coming year, in keeping with the subject’s rapidly changing landscape.
To learn more, or to become a part of the TGT Working Group, contact Scott Henkle, Assistant Director of Learning Experience Design.