Recommendations or Requests?

Generative AI is making rapid advances! Email us at with suggestions or updates for this guide, or to request Instructional Technology- and librarian-led programming on generative AI. Sessions can be geared toward faculty/staff or students, with formats including discussion forums, hands-on workshops, and in-class instruction sessions. We can help you and your students explore ethical and effective uses for generative AI and develop a better sense of its limitations.

Staying Updated on Generative AI in Higher Ed

Higher education publications like Inside Higher EdThe Chronicle of Higher Education, and EdTech Magazine include frequent write-ups on generative AI and its impact on higher ed, while major newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post help provide broader updates on generative AI. 

Additional resources: 

Additional Resources

Generative AI Tools

Two of the most popular generative AI chatbots currently:

  1. OpenAI's ChatGPT: (requires free account; ChatGPT Plus paid subscription also available)
  2. Google Bard: (no account required)

Some of these additional tools are currently only available to test groups:


AI Content Detectors

There are several free and paid tools available that are designed to "catch" generative AI-produced content. GPTZero is one example of an AI content detector frequently used in higher ed. However, results can vary considerably across these tools and results are inconclusive at best.

Some faculty members might want to explore these tools if/when building an academic misconduct case against a suspected student, but results from AI content detectors are not considered definitive "proof" of academic misconduct or plagiarism.

To learn more about specific AI content detectors, try referring to eWeek's Top AI Detectors: Comparison Chart or similar.