Chat GPT on Campus One Year Out: A View from the Faculty

Credit: iStock.com/Robert Way
Credit: iStock.com/Robert Way
We’ve now had ChatGPT in our lives for just over a year, but according to commentators, AI has left higher ed in ruin. Emerging from the rubble are panicked professors with a sole “assignment”—to prevent AI from sowing chaos this year. Others foresee AI instigating a 1984-style surveillance state to inhibit cheating. Still others appear polarized, suggesting that AI will provoke a tribalism that will consume campuses. Of course, more than one commentator has pronounced the benediction for student writing assignments composed outside class, and at least one issued a call to cancel the class one of us was slated to teach—Writing 101.

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