Anita Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (Lead Applicant)
- Laura Prada, Senior Manager, Academic Integrity and Initiatives, Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic, UBC Okanagan
List of individuals who have agreed to be contributors (in alphabetical order):
- Dr. Subrata Bhowmik, Senior Instructor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
- Dr. Christian Blouin, Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University
- Dr. Sarah Eaton (Foreword), Associate Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
- Dr. Lisa Grekul, Associate Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan
- Dr. Joel Heng Hartse, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
- Dr. Laurie McNeill, Professor of Teaching, Department of English Language and Literatures and Arts’ First-Year Programs, UBC Vancouver
- Dr. Laura Patterson, Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan
- Dr. Aisha Ravindran, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan
- Dr. Raghav V. Sampangi, Senior Instructor, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University
- Tania Willard, Assistant Professor, Department of Creative Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan
About the Project
In the recently concluded Academic Integrity (AI) Working Group (2020-21) at UBC Okanagan, the members made three important recommendations and two of those were – “training and education” of students (faculty and administrators) to strengthen the culture of AI; and develop “curriculum and teaching technologies” to identify and implement best practices in AI for academic purposes.
To respond to these recommendations, the proposed project intends to generate undergraduate student-focused teaching and learning materials to support classroom discussion on AI. The importance of developing such an open educational resource (OER) was also recognized at the 2021 BC Academic Integrity Week, where researchers underlined the importance of classroom conversations on AI, intervention strategies that would help students understand the disciplinary expectations, and promote learning transfer. This project, an edited collection, attempts to bridge the gap between research in AI and classroom practice by offering:
- discipline specific perspectives,
- theoretical concepts articulated for undergraduate readership, and
- learning tips, activities and discussion items to facilitate instruction on AI.
The edited collection can be viewed as a toolkit that will not only create discipline specific “meaningful, contextualized learning materials” but also develop approaches and resources to present AI as an accessible concept to improve student outcomes and experience. This OER can be used as a valuable addition to the Academic Essentials cohort of courses for new UBC students or used as a reference for discussion on AI.
Awarded in the 2022 Open Educational Resources Stream