Published January 27, 2023
The University at Buffalo recognizes academic integrity as the foundational value in the enterprise of teaching and learning. We are committed to graduating students who understand the importance of integrity as the basis for ethical behavior in their future profession and throughout their lives. As a result, our faculty hold students to high standards around the honest completion of work and the university has strict academic-integrity policies in place to sustain this principle.
UB supports innovative teaching, including the use of emerging technologies such as ChatGPT. The university encourages faculty to get ahead of technology, in a positive way, by learning how to best incorporate new tools as part of the learning process. Student use of these technologies, however, should never violate existing academic-integrity policies. Because it is imperative for faculty to accurately assess what students have learned, students must use technologies in ways approved by their instructors. Use also should be properly credited within student work
The Office of Academic Integrity and the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation collaborate to identify and respond to concerns that arise in the educational experience for our students, faculty, and staff. This includes evaluating and educating our faculty on artificial intelligence tools, such as ChatGPT; the impact of these tools on learning assessment and curriculum delivery; and best practices on how faculty can incorporate these tools into their teaching.