AI in Higher Ed

The landscape of most career fields has drastically changed since the introduction of artificial intelligence tools. Today’s students will graduate into an AI-powered career field.

Let’s prepare them today so they can succeed tomorrow.

For more information on this AI journey, watch the AI Plenary Session with Dr. Lease below.

SNU AI Taxonomy and Syllabus Policy Options

AI Syllabus Policy: Human Only

While the SNU academic community embraces the exploration of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), we value the integrity of the learning process and the discerning use of technologies to advance, not detract, from learning gains.

The use of AI text generation tools within versions of ChatGPT, Grammarly, and others is not allowed unless expressly permitted by the course instructor.

The use of paraphrasing tools such as Quillbot, Spinbot, and others to paraphrase or copy information from sources without proper acknowledgment of sources is not allowed unless expressly permitted by the course instructor.

AI Syllabus Policy: Human + AI Collaboration


During our class, we may use AI writing tools such as ChatGPT in certain specific cases. You will be informed as to when, where, and how these tools are permitted to be used, along with guidance for attribution. Any use outside of these specific cases constitutes a violation of SNU’s Academic Integrity Policy.

AI Syllabus Policy: Human + AI Integration


AI writing tools such as ChatGPT are welcome in this class, provided that you cite when and how you use the tool. You will be provided with examples of how to cite your use of this tool in your writing.

Limited Use and Full Use policy options adapted and shared with permission from

We invite you to join Dr. Lynn Lease as she shares her journey with ChatGPT from curiosity and playing to empowering students. This session will prompt you to think about how you are thinking about AI and its role in your classroom and in the field your students will be entering. Working to embrace the tool within our classrooms is critical in preparing our students as they graduate into an AI world.

Limited Use and Full Use policy options adapted and shared with permission from

Breakout Presented by Dr. Lynn Lease

Breakout Presented by Dr. Scott Marsee

ChatGPT Prompt Engineering for Teaching and Learning

Navigate to and create a free account to test the sample prompts below.

General Information Prompts

  • What is the URL for accessing Openai?
  • What types of prompts can I use here to work with you?
  • Can you provide the top 10 tips for prompt engineering so that your output is most helpful to me?
  • Can you provide a few examples of great prompts?
  • If I require my students to use ChatGPT for their assignments in my college course, how can they share their ChatGPT conversations with me?

Sample Faculty Teaching Prompts

  • Can you provide some strong prompts that college teachers might use in ChatGPT to help their students in the classroom during a lecture?
  • I am a college professor and want my students to debate the topic of [topic]. Can you provide some cons of [topic context]?
  • Create a glossary about [topic].
  • Create 20 journal prompts for learners in a [topic] class to help them reflect on what they have learned throughout their program.
  • Write a case study for my nursing class. Students: Sophomore students. Learning Outcome: Establish a positive rapport with patients. Situation: a difficult patient in a crowded urgent care facility.
  • Generate a role-playing scenario on [topic] to be used by [student context] preparing for [skills/knowledge].
  • I am a college professor and I just discussed [topic] with my students. What are the major pros and cons of [topic] and [context]?
  • I am a college professor and am teaching [level] [course topic] students about [topic]. Can you make a list of 20 questions students should be able to answer after my lecture? Please include questions from all levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.
  • Act as a scientist who is also a professor. Write the text for an infographic for college freshmen learning about photosynthesis. The goal of the infographic is to educate students. Use a casual tone. Include all the phases of photosynthesis. Structure the text by headings and captions and include recommendations for icons or pictures.
  • I am a teacher of college students in a [topic] course. Can you provide a list of ways my students could use ChatGPT?
  • Create a 45-minute class outline for [student identifier] learning about [topic] using a problem-based learning approach.
  • Create a 45-minute class outline for [student identifier]  learning about [topic] using Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction.
  • Create a 45-minute class outline for [student identifier] learning about [topic] using Merrill’s Principles of Instruction.
  • Engage in a dialogue between two historical figures, such as Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, discussing their differing viewpoints on the role of centralized government in the early United States.
  • I am Sir Isaac Newton. Ask me questions that I should be able to answer.

Sample Student Learning Prompts

  • I am a college student and am having difficulty understanding [topic]. Can you explain it to me like you would to a 5th-grade student?
  • I am currently studying the [topic]. Pretend you are [topic expert name]. What would you want me to know about this [topic]?
  • I am learning about [topic]. Let’s have a conversation about it to make sure I understand the basic concepts. Can you ask me questions and then provide feedback on my answers?
  • I am going to need your help writing a business plan. What are the questions you need to know the answers to in order to help me write the plan?
  • I am a college freshman in a composition course. Can you provide feedback on the following [type of] essay? Give detailed comments on areas where I can improve. Provide general suggestions on how I can improve my writing skills, using examples from the text. Title: [add title] Text: [paste the text of your paper]

Other ChatGPT Use Examples

Faculty could ask ChatGPT to do the following:

  • write formative assessment prompts at various taxonomy levels.
  • create rubrics with specific criteria. (ChatGPT formats these in table form with various levels of achievement if you ask it to.)
  • craft assignment prompts for various types of assignments.
  • draft case studies with specific content elements for specific course topics.
  • write learning outcomes.
  • summarize research articles in your field.
  • brainstorm class activities.

Faculty could ask students to do the following:

  • create an argument for a particular course topic and ask ChatGPT to refute the argument and then use those counterarguments to strengthen their own argument.
  • use ChatGPT to create possible quiz questions for specific course concepts and then use those questions in small group exam prep activities and formative assessment exercises.
  • use ChatGPT to enter lecture prompts and then use those as discussion starters for small group or whole class discussions.
  • use ChatGPT to ask about opinionated course concepts and then use the output to form their own opinions for discussion.

Students could ask ChatGPT the following:

  • define difficult terms or concepts.
  • provide examples of how to solve specific problems related to the course.
  • help generate ideas for research papers or essays.
  • summarize long passages or articles related to readings.
  • generate study questions or quizzes to test knowledge on a specific topic.
  • translate phrases or sentences in different languages (to assist ESL students).
  • provide historical or cultural context related to the material.
  • recommend additional resources, such as books or articles, related to topics.
  • generate outlines or summaries of class lectures or discussions to review material.

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