Generative AI Policy
What is Generative AI?
These tools can write and revise text on command, offering new ways for students to learn but also raising questions about academic integrity. The best-known example of a generative AI chatbot is ChatGPT, built by OpenAI and accessible through Bing AI, but other tools, such as Google Bard, exist and are rapidly improving.
Generative AI Policy
CBS faculty acknowledge the availability of generative AI tools as well as their potential benefits and drawbacks. The faculty will indicate in course syllabi and in expectations for individual assignments whether the use of generative AI such as ChatGPT is permitted in their course(s).
Because expectations for using generative AI will vary across courses and across assignments, students must read the expectations for each course carefully. As a general rule, students should disclose to faculty if they are using generative AI platforms and in what manner they are using them in coursework.
Guidelines for when generative AI is permitted by faculty:
If faculty permit generative AI in their course, students will be instructed how to use and properly cite such tools in their work. Citation information will include what platforms students are using and how they are using them. Failure to properly and completely cite AI-generated responses may be reported as a violation of the CBS Honor Code.
Guidelines for when faculty have not communicated their generative AI policy:
If the course policy on AI is not clearly stated in the assignment instructions and/or in the syllabus, students must communicate with their professor(s) to clarify before using generative AI in their coursework. Students are encouraged to communicate with their professors in writing via email.
Consequences of using generative AI without faculty permission:
The use of generative AI without faculty permission will be considered a violation of the CBS Honor Code. Suspected violations of this nature will be reported to Student Conduct in the Center for Student Success and Intervention (CSSI).
The use of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to complete an assignment or exam is prohibited unless students have a written statement from the course instructor granting permission. Unauthorized use of AI shall be treated similarly to unauthorized assistance and/or plagiarism and is subject to Dean’s Discipline.
This page was created utilizing The Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence’s “Teaching in the Age of Generative AI Tools”. Please visit their page to explore further readings and references.