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ChatGPT and AI Tools Faculty Research Guide

Writing Styles and AI

Plagiarism and AI

Many educators are against the use of AI detectors due to the inaccuracies that occur with them. Current AI detectors have a tendency to report both false negatives and false positives. Instead, consider a clear classroom policy at the beginning of each semester. This could be a great way of talking with your students about the importance of citing.

Is ChatGPT cheating, plagiarism, both, neither, or forward thinking? by Brent A. Anders

ChatGPT is making universities rethink plagiarism by Sofia Barnett

Chatting and cheating: Ensuring academic integrity in the era of ChatGPT by Debby R.E. Cotton, Peter A. Cotton and J. Reuben Shipway

Tools for Detecting AI

To help ensure academic integrity, our learning management system, Canvas, includes an AI writing indicator via Turnitin, our plagiarism detection tool.

Turnitin compares student work against a database of pre-existing text, looking for any similarities or matches. The AI writing indicator shows an overall percentage of the document that AI writing tools, such as ChatGPT, may have generated and provides a report highlighting the text segments Turnitin’s model predicts were written by AI.

AI detectors add a layer of security to the grading process but are imperfect.  Turnitin’s AI writing indicator should not be used as the sole basis for action or a definitive grading measure by instructors. The AI Indicator’s report results provide data to assist faculty in making an informed decision based on their course policies and an accumulation of evidence in a broader evaluation of the student’s work.

Please write canvas@tcc.edu or call (757) 822-1470 for Turnitin assistance.

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