AUC’s Statement on the Use of Artificial Intelligence Tools
AUC recognizes that artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT, Apprentice Bard, You.com and others, will play an increasing role in generating professional, creative and academic work. AUC’s Code of Academic Ethics is clear that students and community members must produce original work, cite their sources, and not seek an unfair advantage over others. With any emerging technology, appropriate use and best practices will take time to develop and the university will continue to share regular updates. We urge all members of the AUC community to clearly acknowledge the use of AI tools when such tools have been used. If a community member claims AI material as his/her own, he/she is plagiarizing that source and will be in violation of AUC academic integrity policies.
For teaching and learning, a course instructor may, on occasion, authorize students to use AI tools in coursework. In such instances, the faculty member must alert the students, in writing, to the purpose of the work, and define the context in which AI may be used. The students are then accountable for adhering to the coursework guidelines and for fact-checking all information they use, and must ensure the authenticity of all citations and/or references. AI-generated text and references must be credited appropriately.
For research, creativity, and/or scholarly outputs, AUC community members who intend to use AI tools must carefully check any guidelines emerging within their respective disciplines, or established by the academic journal, publishing house, or venue through which the work will be published and/or presented.
Additionally, and until guidelines and best practices are developed and adopted, AUC community members must clearly acknowledge the use of AI tools when such tools have been used. Authors and/or creators, and not the AI tool(s), are accountable for their work, its originality, accuracy, and integrity.