Generative AI and Academic Integrity

The University of Michigan-Dearborn, in conjunction with our other U-M campuses, acknowledges the increasing accessibility of Generative AI tools for the public at large. Furthermore, to foster a more secure environment, U-M has devised robust, private AI tools exclusively for our faculty, staff, and students. We invite our instructors to integrate AI into their coursework wherever it is relevant and beneficial. However, the decision to adopt AI into their courses, utilize it specifically for certain assignments, or not incorporate it at all, rests solely on each individual instructor. We recommend students to either refer to the course syllabus or consult their respective instructors for clarifications on the permissible uses of AI within each course. If AI tools are used unethically or against instructor directions, it would be a direct violation of the UM-Dearborn Academic Code of Conduct  (ACC).

Information for Students

AI Detectors & Academic Integrity

Due to integrity and ethics concerns around use of GenAI, there have been many efforts to create AI Detection software to identify whether GenAI likely wrote specific text. Most of these detection systems provided a percentage of confidence indicating that the sample (whether an individual sentence, paragraph, or the entire sample) was written by GenAI. While this is similar to plagiarism detection systems like Turnitin, there is no original source/origin or tangible evidence available with AI Detection. In addition, AI Detection systems have been found to falsely indicate that human-written text was created by GenAI. As a result, UM-Dearborn will not be adopting an official AI Detection system, and any results from third-party AI Detection systems available on the internet or through other sources cannot be used in disciplinary actions (informal or formal) with students.