Generative AI & ChatGPT: Resources for Instructors

Here we have assembled resources related to the advent of generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ChatGPT and its implications for university instruction. SJSU colleagues continue to curate resources to help you navigate this moment.  As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at

Sample Syllabus Policy Statements

  • Note: Be sure to clarify your position on generative AI and other technologies in your syllabus--discuss this with your students. 
  • Note: SJSU faculty cannot require the use of ChatGPT (it has not passed through privacy or accessibility review). If you design an assignment that requires use of ChatGPT, be sure to create an alternate assignment for students who cannot or do not wish to use this tool (similar to how you might invite students to engage with Twitter or other social media, which you also cannot require).
  • Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools,” curated by Lance Eaton
  • “Content generated by an Artificial Intelligence third-party service or site (AI-generated content)  without proper attribution or authorization would also be a form of plagiarism.” Center for Integrated Professional Development, Illinois State University (2023)
  • Course Policies related to ChatGPT and other AI Tools” by Joel Gladd, January 5, 2023
  • “Allow it in all cases, but insist on attribution of ideas (ChatGPT has no “ideas” of its own), and validation of facts (ChatGPT often invents them) – and documentation: we all need to learn more” by Boris Steipe. (For sample text: see  Sentient Syllabus Project – Syllabus Resources)
  • UCI Division of Teaching & Learning page on ChatGPT, including syllabi suggestions.

On Generative AI in the Higher Education Classroom