Welcome to our faculty support modules and resources for generative AI. As this emerging technology continues to be developed and used by faculty, students, and staff in the larger higher education community, these modules are designed to introduce generative AI and offer strategies and resources for it using it, as part of their teaching, scholarship, and productivity.
When starting to use generative AI, it is important to have a firm grasp of the term’s meaning. Based on the collective work of researchers and technologists across fields, we define the term as meaning the use of artificial intelligence to create, or generate, content (e.g., text, images, presentations) in response to a prompt inputted by a user. This definition is intentionally broad because the types of technologies being developed for these purposes is growing at a rapid rate. In addition, while other forms of AI exist and are used in a variety of ways – gaming, curating information, driving vehicles – generative AI is unique in that it draws from defined data sources to create content in response to a prompt.
Throughout these modules and resources, you will have the opportunity to learn more about and use a variety of tools to complete the activities. The following video features UNC Provost, Chris Clemens, and his thoughts about the possibilities and concerns as we embark into the Age of AI in higher education.
Downloadable Word transcript of Provost Chris Clemens – Introduction to Faculty AI Modules video
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