KU Center for Teaching Excellence AI Resources

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Since late 2022, the growing presence of artificial intelligence has led to big questions about how AI will change teaching and learning. The resources on this page are intended to help address those questions. They consist of materials to help you understand how generative AI may affect courses and curricula, how you can talk with students about AI, and how you can start to use AI in teaching.


  • Easing Into Generative AI

    Generative AI can seem mysterious, intimidating, and even threatening. Here are some concrete ways instructors can introduce generative AI into their classes and learn about it as they go.

  • Prompting AI Chatbots

    Getting AI-enhanced chatbots to provide the information and format you want takes experimentation and patience. This page focuses on prompts for extracting information from large language models like ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Bard, or Claude.

  • Academic Integrity in AI Era

    Adapting to AI will be crucial for our students and our institutions, but it will also be crucial for democracy. We agree with the U.S. Department of Education, which said in May 2023 that it was “imperative to address AI in education now to realize key opportunities, prevent and mitigate emergent risks, and tackle unintended consequences.”

  • FAQs About AI and Teaching

    Have a question about AI and teaching? We will do our best to answer. To start, we have created FAQs about generative AI in education. Let us know other questions we should address.


  • AI-Related Steps to Take Now

    We offer suggestions on creating syllabus language about AI use in class, on having discussions with students, on how to start using generative AI, and on other considerations for the short and long term.

  • Choosing a Path on Teaching with Generative AI

    Instructors essentially have three choices as they decide how to approach the use of generative artificial intelligence in their classes: Do nothing, ease into AI use, or go all in with adopting AI. Take a closer look at each path and decide what's right for you.

  • Adapting Your Course to Artificial Intelligence

    Since the release of artificial intelligence software known as OpenAI, discussions have grown about how artificial intelligence might change jobs, disciplines, societies, and even the way we think. On this page, we offer suggestions on how you can create and adapt assignments that work with AI.

  • AI as tutor on research projects

    Generative AI certainly has the capability to help with writing and coding, but its skills as a tutor have enormous potential in helping students narrow ideas for papers, learn more about the research process, clarify questions about organizing and focusing their writing, and ask questions when they are working on their own.

CTE AI Blog Posts

Research points to AI’s growing influence

If you are sitting on the fence, wondering whether to jump into the land of generative AI, take a look at some recent news – and then jump.

Why generative AI is now a must for graduate classes

Instructors have raised widespread concern about the impact of generative artificial intelligence on undergraduate education. As we focus on undergraduate classes, though, we must not lose sight of the profound effect that generative AI is likely to have on graduate education.

We can’t detect our way out of the AI challenge

Not surprisingly, tools for detecting material written by artificial intelligence have created as much confusion as clarity. Students at several universities say they have been falsely accused of cheating, with accusations delaying graduation for some. Faculty members, chairs, and administrators…

How should we use AI detectors with student writing?

Turnitin walks a fine line between reliability and reality. On the one hand, it says its tool was “verified in a controlled lab environment” and renders scores with 98% confidence. On the other hand, it appears to have a margin of error of plus or minus 15 percentage points.