Exploring Artificial Intelligence in Teaching & Learning

A.I. Avenue - resources & additional documents

"A.I. Avenue" provides engagement opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to consider the impacts of Artificial Intelligence on their discipline and course activities. With a focus on striking a balance between creativity and integrity, we hope to support and invigorate discussion of A.I. at Normandale

 A.I. Avenue is a collaboration between Normandale's Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), the Writing Center, and the Dean of Students Office (DOS).

This is a rapidly-growing, quickly-changing topic; we will continue to add to this webpage as more information becomes available and our experience grows, particularly as more faculty develop knowledge of these tools. We welcome your input, suggestions, and questions at ctl@normandale.edu

This page was last updated on 5/23/2023

Recording of March 22, 2023 Zoom session

Video: The new AI generation - Where do we go from here?

  • For the slide deck used in the video, refer to the attached PDF file on the right side of this page.

This session featured members from the AI Avenue team who guided a conversation about AI and its impact on higher education, based on the latest advice from experts we’ve been following. In this session, we will strive to answer these questions:

  1. How does the new generation of AI tools work?
  2. What are the limitations and inequities?
  3. How can I discuss AI tools with my students?
  4. What resources can I use to evaluate my current course practices and policies?

We are now in a new generation of AI tools

For example:

  • ChatGPT is an AI writer that can churn out paragraphs or longer writing projects in seconds - cohesive text that often pass for human writing.  Winona State's writing center has a Wiki page to help you learn more.
  • Tome is a slide deck creator that can create slides with images and text from a single prompt.
  • Link to more: Future Tools - Find The Exact AI Tool For Your Needs
  • "AI Prompt Engineering" is not just for programmers anymore -  View this Makeuseof.com website for more info & examples.
  • Read on for more info and support as we continue to examine the implications of AI in teaching & learning.

Sample work generated by AI

  • Refer to the two attached documents on the right side of this page with samples of "Prompts" for AI generated work.

Basic Guiding Principles of A.I. Avenue

Source: Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, University of Calgary, seaton@ucalgary.ca

  1. Using Artificial Intelligence for school work does not automatically equate to misconduct.
  2. Using Artificial Intelligence can be used ethically for teaching, learning, and assessment.
  3. Trying to ban the use of artificial intelligence in school is not only futile, it is irresponsible.
  4. Human imagination and creativity are not threatened by artificial intelligence.
  5. Assessments must be fit for purpose and should align with learning outcomes.
  6. Artificial intelligence is not going anywhere. We must learn to work with new technology, not against it. 

Teaching with A.I. Apps in mind

Keep in mind that not saying anything at all about A.I. use in your class may be seen as an "invitation" for students to use it. It's easy to think, "If I mention it, they'll find out about it." It's everywhere already and will continue to be embedded into everyday workspaces.

Below are some guidelines for your consideration. 

Sample Syllabus Language & Talking Points:  

  • Refer to the attached document on the right side of this page.

Citation and AI Use Guides: 

(For student use with instructor permission only)

Revising Assignments / Evaluating current assignments

Classroom tips:  

  • Engage students in the conversation – ie - moral implications, learning implications, and rules for your class.  

  • Present a clear “student academic integrity guide” to explain your rules and guidelines for A.I. - ie – is it ok, and if it is ok, how to “declare” its use.  

  • Start with a baseline writing assignment to familiarize yourself with each student’s writing ability & style.  

  • Incorporate “digital scrapbooking” or other assignment scaffolding strategies as formative assessments in order to measure each student’s progress in their writing.  

  • Consider the use of A.I. as “starter text” - demonstrate for students how this strategy can help generate ideas and writing skills.  

  • Ask students to present their own use of A.I. and then perform critical analysis.  

Using Turnitin?

If you have "Turnitin" enabled in your D2L Assignments, you can now look for an estimated "AI" percentage within the Originality report. This is a separate percentage that can only be seen by opening up the full originality report for each submission.

Academic Dishonesty - Expanded Language for the Student Code of Conduct

  • Refer to the attached document* on the right side of this page.

*Note: This document is currently being updated, and will be finalized in the Summer of 2023.

Additional tips: 

Resources to learn more

Test out a few AI tools:


  1. “ChatGPT, Explained: What to Know About OpenAI's Chatbot.” YouTube, Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ, 7 Dec. 2022, https://youtu.be/qqxdsooKggE. Accessed 14 Dec. 2022.
  2. “OpenAI CEO Sam Altman | AI for the Next Era.” YouTube, Greylock’s Intelligent Future, 21 Sept. 2022, https://youtu.be/WHoWGNQRXb0. Accessed 14 Dec. 2022.
  3. Demo of "Runway" video creation tool: https://youtu.be/mYjfIc9xw90


  1. Bliszczyk, Aleksandra. “Ai Writing Tools like CHATGPT Are the Future of Learning & No, It's Not Cheating.” VICE, 18 Jan. 2023, https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgyjm4/ai-writing-tools-like-chatgpt-are-the-future-of-learning-and-no-its-not-cheating.
  2. What Can Higher Ed Faculty Do About Student Misuse of chatGPT and Generative AI? (linkedin.com)
  3. Lametti, Daniel. “A.I. Could Be Great for College Essays.” Slate Magazine, Slate, 7 Dec. 2022, https://slate.com/technology/2022/12/chatgpt-college-essay-plagiarism.html.
  4. McMurtrie, Beth. “Teaching Experts Are Worried about Chatgpt, but Not for the Reasons You Think.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 Dec. 2022, https://www.chronicle.com/article/ai-and-the-future-of-undergraduate-writing.
  5. McMurtrie, Beth. “Will CHATGPT Change the Way You Teach?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 Jan. 2023, https://www.chronicle.com/newsletter/teaching/2023-01-05?cid=gen_sign_in&cid2=gen_login_refresh.
  6. Mcquillan, Dan. “Danmcquillan.org.” We Come to Bury ChatGPT, Not to Praise It., 6 Feb. 2023, https://www.danmcquillan.org/chatgpt.html

Going Forward: #lifegoals

As AI in general becomes more ubiquitous with professional, educational, and personal spaces, it's important to prepare students for the future.

Academic Departments need to ask...

  • How does AI impact our discipline outside of educational arenas?​
  • How might we re-examine the canon of our discipline vs. building new knowledge?​

Institutions need to ask...

  • How can networking arenas for students be expanded?​

  • How can AI literacy be expanded for all students and employees?

Deep Dive Resources

How might higher education respond to AI?

Published March 20, 2023

This week the Future Trends Forum welcome back computer scientist and ed tech leader Ruben Puentedura to explore the implications of large language model artificial intelligence. 

Direct link: https://youtu.be/jCOQ-pWoMyY

60 minutes episode - Artificial Intelligence Revolution; Unlikely Adventures of David Grann

Published April 19, 2023

Generative AI and ChatGPT: Implications for Education

Direct link: https://youtu.be/TTDicPExYBQ

  • Hosted by the Minnesota Learning Commons (MNLC) on Feb. 22, 2023
  • Panelists include Kathleen Coate, Normandale Community College, Kyle Trista, Minitex, Jon Fila, Intermediate District 287, Alexis Elder, University of Minnesota Duluth, and David Berner, Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative. The webinar is hosted by Stephen Kelly, Minnesota State, and facilitated by Mary Mehsikomer, Sourcewell.
  • Panelists shared resources that can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/2twvj423

Website: Bibliography of Additional Resources


Website: International Center for Academic Integrity



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