Hear Student and Faculty Perspectives on AI

On the season 3 finale of our podcast, What We’re Learning About Learning, we’re wrapping up our conversation with students and faculty on their experiences with artificial intelligence.

The onset of artificial Intelligence tools—like ChatGPT—continues to engender debate in higher education. It’s safe to say many faculty and students alike are concerned with the uncertain and far-reaching implications of using AI, especially as it relates to academic integrity. But as Andrea L. Guzman (Inside Higher Ed 2023) says, “knee jerk reactions” to new innovations may misconstrue the nature of these tools, and indeed how they’re being used in practice.

A BestColleges survey of over 1000 students provided insights on how students think about AI. Over half of college students (51%) believe that using artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT to complete assignments and exams qualifies as cheating, and 41% believe doing this is morally wrong. On the other hand, only 27% of students believed that tools like ChatGPT should be prohibited in educational settings. So how do we balance allowing—or encouraging—students to use AI while ensuring their learning?

In this episode of What We’re Learning About Learning, we spoke with five students who offered their perspectives on using AI tools and asked two faculty to respond to what the students had to say. Listen to the episode to learn more about:

  • The many ways students use AI tools from ChatGPT to Snapchat’s “MyAI” to help them study and prepare for class.
  • Conversations students want and need from faculty about AI.
  • The possibilities for integrating AI tools in the classroom.
  • The importance of fostering student and faculty dialogue around AI and its implications.

Check out more resources on Teaching with Artificial Intelligence Tools, including this guide to the kinds of AI tools you could include in your course/assignment design. 


Guzman, A. L. (2023, April 27). Don’t assume your students are eager about AI. Inside Higher Ed. 

Welding, L. (2023, March 27). Half of College students say using AI is Cheating. BestColleges.com.