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ChatGPT: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This guide is meant to help students and faculty understand ChatGPT. So they will be able to use it wisely in an academic setting.

Is it Cheating using ChatGPT?

Is it Cheating Using Chat GPT?
 All content generated through the use of ChatGPT is to be understood and identified as “co-authored” by the user and the AI. To mitigate the possible risks of AI-generated content, OpenAI (the creators of ChatGPT) have developed their own Sharing & Publication Policy.

Academic Integrity at UCNJ

According to the Union College of Union County New Jersey's Student Handbook:

"Academic dishonesty is defined here as cheating or plagiarizing by any means during a test or examination, in any work intended to be done independently (such as term papers, reports, essays, take-home examinations or online assignments, picture/photography, plastic sculpture, etc.) and submitted as work. Permitting another to copy for a test or paper also constitutes academic dishonesty". (Union College of Union County New Jersey's Student Handbook, p. 18)

Cheating Prevention

  • Time for Class 2023 Report (Preventing Student Cheating Via AI)
  • Plagiarism detection tools:

    GPTZero - GPTZero is known as the leading AI detector for checking whether a document was written by ChatGPT or something similar to ChatGPT.

    Turnitin - Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention service that checks your writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying of information.

Chat GPT & Plagarism Concerns

Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

"The U.S. Copyright Office has established an initiative that examines the copyright law and policy issues raised by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. This includes the use of copyright in works that are generated using AI tools". Click on the link to find out more information".

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College Students on AI and Ethics

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