Artificial Intelligence Resources

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Resource Guide

Course Policy   ·   Data Privacy   ·   Teaching with GenAI   ·   Academic Integrity   ·   Teaching & AI CAIT   ·   Quick Links

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) generates content based on prompts provided by users. The wide availability of GenAI systems and the ease and speed with which they can generate content raises important considerations for teaching and learning in higher ed. This resource provides instructors with suggestions and options for how to address AI use in their courses, plus links to additional resources.  
Because the GenAI field is fast evolving, this resource will be continually updated. We welcome suggestions for additional resources and information.  

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“AI offers rich possibilities for our UO community that entail technical, logistical, and ethical questions for our instructors, students, and scholars. We are engaged in extensive conversations, resources sharing, and planning about its use at the UO, and the power and potential of AI to advance our pedagogy and impact." 
Interim Provost Janet Woodruff-Borden

Course Policies

We strongly encourage instructors to have an explicit policy about GenAI in their course syllabus, including any relevant distinctions between GenAI use (as process) and GenAI content (as product).

We also encourage instructors to reinforce their expectations in assignment instructions and in conversation with students.

The Teaching and Generative AI resource provides sample course policies that you can apply to your own course.

See Sample Policies

Data Privacy

We strongly recommend that instructors who ask or encourage students to use any AI system remind students that they should avoid providing any personal or other sensitive data to AI prompts. We also advise that instructors consider making AI use voluntary or, if AI use is part of a required course assignment or activity, include an opt-out alternative for students who do not want to create an account with an AI system or interact with them.  

Such a recommendation is in alignment with UO’s guidance on external vendor digital tools, for instance use of social media such as blogs as part of course assignments, which must include an option for students to keep their information and identities private.   


Teaching Ideas

Instructors are experimenting with a variety of ways to include use of GenAI systems in their courses. The Teaching and Generative AI resource provides ideas, including examples from UO instructors, on how to:

  • Promote analysis and critical thinking
  • Assist research and brainstorming
  • Contribute to writing and revision
  • Facilitate icebreakers
  • Mitigate use of GenAI

Explore GenAI Teaching Ideas


Academic Integrity

The University of Oregon is home to a vibrant and diverse intellectual community. Creating a strong culture of academic integrity at UO is a collective, university-wide project. We are most likely to create a culture of academic integrity when we develop a shared understanding of what it is, how to support it, and what university resources we can draw on together.

These resources help define and provide suggestions on how to support academic integrity at UO.

► Academic Integrity at UO
► Communicating for Academic Integrity
► Designing Assessments for Academic Integrity
► Building a Culture of Academic Integrity at UO


Please note that updates to the Student Conduct Code now require all suspected academic misconduct cases that include a grade penalty be handled by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. In other words, instructors should not impose a grade penalty without a finding from that office. Use SCCS's Reporting Academic Misconduct Form to submit information and documentation about the alleged incident within five business days of discovery.



UO has updated the "Ducks Have Integrity" module that all incoming students take to address AI and to bolster students' confidence in asking individual faculty members specific questions about AI.

Detection Tool

UO is not currently providing a central AI detection tool given their well-reported unreliability, though we continue to track and re-assess what tools might be meaningful to our students and faculty going forward. 

Contact SCCS

If you have a question or want to discuss something that's happening in your class, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards prioritizes contacts from instructors with questions at or 541-346-1140.


Teaching and AI CAIT

The Teaching and AI Community Accelerating the Impact of Teaching will meet this year to consider the implications of AI for teaching and learning in higher education, and what strategies faculty and departments can adopt to address AI in their programs, curriculum, and courses. Areas of inquiry for the Teaching and AI CAIT group include: 

  • What are the implications of AI for teaching and learning in higher education? 
  • How can UO support faculty in addressing AI as part of their teaching? 
  • How can UO support students in addressing AI as part of their learning?
  • What range of policies and procedures – at the course, departmental, and institutional levels – can support teaching and learning in the context of AI? 
  • What principles and strategies can guide faculty and departments in how they engage AI? 
  • What specific teaching approaches can faculty adopt to embrace, minimize, or prevent AI use in their courses? 

Learn more about the CAIT

Members of the Teaching & AI CAIT 

Ramón Alvarado, facilitator
Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Tom Bivins
School of Journalism and Communication

Peg Boulay
Environmental Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Phil Colbert
Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Leslie Coonrod
Graduate Internship Program, Knight Campus

Donna Davis
School of Journalism and Communication

Colin Koopman
Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Aniko Drlik-Muehlech
Planning, Public Policy, and Management, College of Design

Chiara Gasparini
History of Art and Architecture, College of Design

Rebekah Hanley
Law School

Gina Hermann
Romance Languages, College of Arts and Sciences

Kate Mondloch
History of Art and Architecture, College of Design & Clark Honors College

Lisa Munger
Clark Honors College

Bryce Newell
School of Journalism and Communication

Ari Purnama
Cinema Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer Rice
American English Institute, College of Arts and Sciences

Janine Sepulveda
American English Institute, College of Arts and Sciences

Genifer Snipes
UO Libraries

Cengiz Zopluoglu
UO College of Education

Jason Schreiner (TEP)
Chris Edison (UOO)
Lee Rumbarger (TEP)


Learn who to contact or report to with questions and concerns.

Modules, workshops, and online support to learn more about GenAI.

Get insight from outside sources to support your teaching with GenAI.