Use of AI as a Source: Students are allowed to use AI-generated responses from the ChatGPT model as a source for their assignments or discussions. However, it is important to acknowledge the AI source when citing it in your work. This includes providing the necessary information such as the name of the AI (ChatGPT) and stating that the information was obtained from an AI language model. In addition to citing the AI source, it is essential to include the parameters or instructions provided to the AI device to provide context for the generated response.
Academic Integrity: While AI technology can provide valuable insights and assistance, it is essential to maintain academic integrity when using AI-generated content. Plagiarism, including directly copying AI-generated responses without proper citation, is strictly prohibited. Students should use AI-generated content as a supplement to their own analysis, critical thinking, and research.
Critical Evaluation: When using AI-generated responses, students should critically evaluate the information provided and consider it as one potential perspective among others. AI models like ChatGPT are trained on a vast amount of data, but they may not always produce accurate or up-to-date information. Students are encouraged to cross-reference information obtained from AI sources with reliable and credible academic resources.
Authentic Student Work: Assignments, papers, and assessments should primarily reflect the original thoughts, analysis, and research of the individual student. While AI can provide guidance and ideas, students should ensure that the final work demonstrates their own understanding and effort. Overreliance on AI-generated content may compromise the authenticity and educational value of the assignment.
Responsible Use of AI: Students should use AI technology responsibly and ethically. This includes refraining from using AI to engage in harmful or unethical activities, such as generating false information, spreading misinformation, or engaging in malicious behaviors. The use of AI should align with the principles of academic integrity, honesty, and respect for others.
Consult Course Instructor: If students have questions or concerns about the use of AI- generated content in their assignments, it is recommended to consult the course instructor for guidance and clarification. The instructor can provide specific instructions and guidelines regarding the acceptable use of AI as a source within the context of the course.
APA style citation
In-text citation example:
(OpenAI, 2023) Reference citation example: OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 14 version) [Large language model]. https://chat.openai.com/chat
MLA style citation
In-text citation example:
(“Describe the symbolism”) Reference citation example:
“Describe the symbolism of the green light in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald” prompt.
ChatGPT, 13 Feb. version, OpenAI, 8 Mar. 2023, chat.openai.com/chat.
Please note that the above examples are a general framework for citing an AI source like ChatGPT in APA and MLA format. However, it's always recommended to follow the specific guidelines provided by your instructor or institution for accurate and consistent citation practices.
Developed by the Office of Learning Technology and Distance Education Committee, August 2023