Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT: Resources for Faculty

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This guide provides an introduction to ChatGPT for faculty at the University of Windsor. Please note that although we strive to be as current as possible, as artificial intelligence is changing and advancing rapidly, the information contained below may not be the most up-to-date. Therefore, you may want to check with relevant University of Windsor sources of information such as Senate policies, the Office of Open Learning, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, department/school/faculty/unit policies, Academic Integrity and WUFA.


    Background Information

    ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022, and by January 2023 had become the fastest-growing consumer software application in history (though it has since been displaced by Meta's Threads). Other technology companies have since accelerated their development of AI programs. At OpenAI's first developer conference on November 6, 2023, they announced that the app has one hundred million users each week. The following sites provide some background information about ChatGPT and its capabilities and limitations:

    University of Windsor Resources

    The University of Windsor’s Office of Open Learning has put together some documentation regarding the use of ChatGPT and other AI applications in teaching and learning and links to these resources appear below. There will likely be further documentation coming from a variety of areas on campus.  For resource information specific to your subject area, please reach out to your liaison librarian for guidance.  We have also included links to the Academic Integrity page from the Centre for Teaching and Learning; the Leddy Library’s guide to copyright; and the Writing Support Desk as these may be relevant for the usage of ChatGPT.  

    Teaching and Learning

    ChatGPT has been shown to have advantages and disadvantages when used for instruction and study. The guides below include links to resources and information pertaining to pedagogy and artificial intelligence. The final two links are guides for teaching put together by OpenAI, ChatGPT’s creator, with considerations for educators when using ChatGPT for teaching and learning purposes.


    Appropriate usage and citation of ChatGPT and AI resources is a significant concern for instructors and students. The following resources may provide some information and guidance:  

    Ethical Considerations

    The application of AI technologies can raise a number of ethical issues in a wide range of areas.  The following resources discuss some of these issues such as employment and labour, plagiarism, access to information & the digital divide, privacy, the environment, policing, and the potential to perpetuate biases and discrimination. It is important to be aware of any concerns before employing these technologies in your work and to educate your students about them. We have included a link to OpenAI’s privacy policy detailing what data they collect and with whom it is shared.

    Thanks to the following institutions whose Lib Guides provided information and resources, and inspired the development of our version:
    Research guide created by Annie Kavanagh & Sharon Munro.
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