Teaching and Learning in the Time of ChatGPT

Event Date & Time

  • May 29, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from May 29–June 1, 2023.

ChatGPT’s release in late 2022 – followed by similar generative artificial intelligence tools from Bing and Microsoft, among others – clearly has significant implications for teaching and learning in higher education, raising concerns about authorship, academic integrity, and assessment, among other issues. This change has happened so rapidly, however, that many educators may feel that they lack the information they need to understand the technology and make informed decisions about what it means for their courses and their responsibilities as instructors.

What is ChatGPT – and generative artificial intelligence more broadly – and how does it work? What do instructors need to know about best practices in the classroom, as well as institutional expectations and policies? What are the academic integrity considerations around new artificial intelligence tools?

This panel presentation and discussion will provide an introduction to artificial intelligence tools and an overview of key issues they raise for teaching and learning at the university, including an overview of the technology and how it works, considerations for assessment and course design, principles for maintaining a culture of academic integrity, and introduction to relevant resources and procedures at UBC. Panel attendees will be invited to submit questions prior to and during the panel.


  • Laurie McNeill, Associate Head, Undergraduate and Professor of Teaching, Depart of English Language and Literatures
  • Ainsley Rouse, Academic Integrity Senior Manager, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Vered Shwartz, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute

This event will be hosted on Zoom.