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.

  • Ethical use of AI in writing assignments

    The use of generative artificial intelligence in writing isn’t an either/or proposition. Rather, think of a continuum in which AI can be used at nearly any point to inspire, ideate, structure, and format writing. It can also help with research, feedback, summarization, and creation.


  • 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.

  • Helping students understand the biases in generative AI

    Bias is an inherent part of who we are, what we know, and what we have experienced. The materials on this page are intended to help instructors and students analyze and discuss the biases and ethics of generative artificial intelligence.

AI For Beginners - Intro

As a faculty member at the University of Kansas, you may be wondering how AI can benefit your courses and your students. That’s why we have created this beginner AI series for faculty at the University of Kansas. In this series, you will learn the basics of AI, such as what it is, how it works, and what it can do.

AI For Beginners - Hands on with Bing Chat

In this video, we show you how to approach AI and give you a demo of how to use Bing Chat. As a faculty member at KU, you can safely use Bing Chat through your KU login. Find that detail and see how Bing Chat can create a letter of recommendation.

AI For Beginners - Explore other tools

In this video, we look at AI options to explore beyond Bing Chat. We look at Chat GPT from Open AI, Claude from Anthropic AI, and Bard from Google. We discuss different ways that faculty could use AI in their courses.

CTE Podcast - AI Discussion with KU Faculty

In this episode, our host Doug Ward, CTE associate director, leads a discussion with CTE Faculty Fellow Sara Wilson, associate professor in mechanical engineering, and Katie Conrad, professor in English. Hear perspectives on the use of AI in the classroom and techniques to consider when addressing AI with students.

CTE Podcast - Art and AI Interview

Join host Doug Ward, associate director at CTE in a conversation with Benjamin Rosenthal, assistant professor in visual art at KU and CTE Faculty Fellow, and Eric Souther, assistant professor of kinetic imaging with the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. Hear an insightful discussion about mindfully navigating the use of AI as a creative medium.