Student use of artificial intelligence

Here at Te Herenga Waka, we have watched the development of improved artificial intelligence with the same fascination that many others will have.

We are also aware that many students may be tempted to use these tools to help with their assessment tasks in their courses.

At the University we have an Academic Integrity Policy (PDF), this policy requires that students act with academic integrity in relation to preparation, presentation and submission of any assessment via coursework or thesis.

At this time, the use of artificial intelligence of any kind tools, such as ChatGPT, to write assessments is likely to be in breach of the Academic Integrity Policy for Students (PDF), unless students are told explicitly by their lecturer that it is permissible to use them.

The University is currently considering how artificial intelligence can best be used as an educational tool and will be releasing guidelines later in 2023. If you are unsure about the rules, you need to check with your lecturer or review the academic integrity policy for students.