The Coalition of Writing Across the Curriculum at UArizona is an interdisciplinary, multi-unit group that supports instructors and students with writing instruction.
The Coalition of Writing Across the Curriculum at UArizona is an interdisciplinary, multi-unit group that supports instructors and students with writing instruction. As we consider the impact of AI in academic settings, there are practical, pedagogical, and ethical concerns. This document clarifies various points and provides resources for further support.
The release of ChatGPT has led to worries about plagiarism, cheating, the death of the college essay, and the end of remote exams. Instructors have also experimented with AI-generated lesson plans, rubrics, and multiple-choice items. Tools have always shaped how people write. Typing, word processing, internet searches, spellcheck, citation builders, and online writing assistants are just a few innovations influencing recent generations. However, given the ease and uncanny fluency with which ChatGPT generates textual responses, it is understandable to be nervous about the impact of AI technology on student writing, learning, and how we teach. As a Coalition, we hope to start the conversation and address these concerns by inviting us all to educate ourselves further in the following sections.
We are eager to hear from you as we continue facilitating conversations and figuring out ways to support our campus community in understanding, utilizing, and navigating AI writing tools. We are in the process of creating the following opportunities to collaborate:
- Panel on Teaching with AI – coming soon
- Robust Resource Hub – coming soon
Additionally, we are happy to consult/communicate with you anytime.
Download the entire Coalition of Writing Statement on AI Writing.