Unless otherwise specified, the University expects students to complete their assignments independently, without assistance from outside sources.
Instructors are strongly encouraged to inform their students of any permitted tools for completing assessments. Written assignment instructions should specify the types of permitted resources; vague references to 'the internet' are typically insufficient in modern times. If adding a prohibition on AI tools to assignment instructions, it is preferable to prohibit the 'use of generative AI tools' rather than a specific tool, such as ChatGPT. There are numerous generative AI tools currently available.
We also encourage instructors to explicitly indicate whether the use of generative AI is acceptable or not in assignment instructions.
If an instructor indicates that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools is not permitted on an assessment, and a student is subsequently found to have used such a tool on the assessment, the instructor should consider meeting with the student as the first step in a process under provisions of the Statute, Rule book on the disciplinary and material liability of students at International Burch University and Students' code of ethics of International Burch University.
Not allowed, allowed up to 10% and allowed for specific assignments
The general policy of our University is that every professor is free to decide if the use of AI-generated text is not appropriate for their course, and may choose not to allow its use at all. This decision may be based on concerns about the quality or accuracy of AI-generated content, or concerns about the potential impact on student learning outcomes. In that case, the professor is obliged to communicate his decision to course students.
On the other hand, professors may choose to allow the use of AI-generated text, but only up to 10 percent of the whole assignment. For example, they may allow students to use AI-generated summaries for up to 10% of their research papers or assignments. This decision may be based on a belief that AI-generated content can enhance the learning experience, but that it should be used in moderation. In this case, the professor will use available AI detectors and plagiarism tools for every assignment to check for possible misconduct.
In a limited number of cases, some professors may decide to allow the use of AI-generated text for specific tasks (e.i. in IT courses, EEE courses, etc) In these cases, students may be allowed to use AI-generated content beyond the 10% threshold, as long as it is relevant to the task at hand, it is referenced as such and does not compromise the integrity of the assessment.