Generative AI for teaching and learning at McGill

Recommendations to the Academic Policy Committee (APC)

On June 13, 2023, the APC Subcommittee on Teaching and Learning (STL) approved two recommendations to be submitted to the APC on how generative AI tools - such as ChatCPT - could be integrated into the University's academic mission. The recommendations were presented by the STL AI Working Group and will be submitted to the APC for discussion at its meeting on September 28, 2023.

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Establishment of the STL Working Group on the Implications of Generative AI tools (STL AI WG)

At its meeting of January 18, 2023, STL established the STL AI WG for teaching and learning at McGill. The STL AI WG will provide recommendations for supporting instructors, students, and academic administrators regarding the appropriate use of AI-generative tools in teaching and learning at McGill. These will include:

  • Informing the community about the current capabilities of AI-generative tools.
  • Provide guidance on using such tools as part of instructional strategies.
  • Provide guidance on using such tools in assessment of student learning.
  • A proposed plan of activities for such support, including informational and community building. These may includes:
    • Publishing documentation (e.g., Teaching and Learning Knowledge Base articles); blog posts.
    • Producing instructional videos.
    • Offering consultations (e.g., review course outlines; design rubrics/rating scales).
      • for individual instructors.
      • for departments/units/Faculties.

The STL AI WG will be expected to work until May 2023, with monthly reports to STL at meetings or by email.

Working Group composition:

  • Chair: Laura Winer, chair of STL and Director, Teaching and Learning Services
  • Dorian Bandy, Schulich School of Music
  • Lindsay Holmgren, Desautels Faculty of Management
  • Jocelyn Mclure, Faculty of Arts
  • Catherine-Anne Miller, Ingram School of Nursing
  • Tina Piper, Faculty of Law
  • Robin Beech, Dean of Students
  • Sandy Hervieux, Libraries
  • Carolyn Samuel, Associate Director, Faculty Teaching and Development, Teaching and Learning Services
  • Scott Patterson, Graduate Student
  • Kerry Yang, Undergraduate Student
  • Secretary: Nancy St-Pierre, Teaching and Learning Services
  • Resource Person: Adam Finkelstein, Associate Director, Learning Environments, Teaching and Learning Services

Consult the full PDF icon terms_of_reference.pdf

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