Whereas, California Code of Regulations Title 5 §41301  and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Legal Opinions 07-12  and 95-31  promote academic integrity and aim to stymie academic dishonesty by outlining academic and professional ethics and disciplinary actions;
Whereas, Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have progressed rapidly, with generative technologies such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, AI-powered Bing, and Google’s Bard among other AI technologies, have created powerful tools whereby students and faculty may generate powerful responses to queries that are not a product of the individual’s own effort, and could lead to potential questions and ethical dilemmas related to academic integrity; and
Whereas, Generative artificial intelligence is a new technology that could disrupt higher education should it go unregulated;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges prioritize the development of resources addressing artificial intelligence and its implications on education and academic integrity, develop a framework for local colleges to use in developing academic and professional policies, and present these resources no later than the 2024 Spring Plenary Session or as soon as feasible.
1. California Code of Regulations, title 5 §41301: https://casetext.com/regulation/california-code-of-regulations/title-5-education/division-5-board-of-trustees-of-the-california-state-universities/chapter-1-california-state-university/subchapter-4-student-affairs/article-2-student-conduct/section-41301-standards-for-student-conduct.
2. California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Legal Opinion 07-12: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Files/General-Counsel/2007-12-opinion-assigning-incomplete-or-failing-grade-for-a-cheating-student-a11y.pdf?la=en&hash=733C05A93549EAC60AA41378BB39BA2BC11A8B6F.
3. California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Legal Opinion 95-31: