AI for Learning

On Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools for Learning


As you may know, many students across the country are playing with generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Google Bard.  This page provides basic, non-official guidance relating to emerging FAQs connected with the use of AI tools for learning.

AI FAQs and Recommendations

Can I Use ChatGPT or Other AI Apps at Pima?

If you want to use any large language model (LLM) generative AI tool to support your learning or writing process within any Pima course, this may seem like common sense, but make sure to begin with your instructor!   In terms of AI tools, this would include chatbot tools (ChatGPT, Claude, Bing, Bard, etc), image generators (Bing, Dall-E, Midjourney), text paraphrasers, etc.  Some instructors include AI Expectation statements within their syllabi, syllabi addenda, weekly announcements, whole-class emails, learning activities, etc.  If, after reviewing your instructor's materials, you still aren't sure, make sure to reach out to your instructor.

Are faculty at Pima encouraged to explore the use of AI for Teaching and Learning?

As with all emerging technology, Pima faculty are encouraged to stay ahead of the curve so that they can make informed decisions around which technologies might best suit their approach to teaching. Across the college, many faculty engage in regular monthly conversations around the use of AI for Teaching and Learning.

How can I share forward an AI practice that works for me?

If you'd like to share any original ways that you have used ChatGPT, Bard or Claude to support your learning, please email Reed Dickson at our PimaOnline Office of Faculty Development.

What is Pima's Academic Integrity Policy? 

To learn more about our current policy, visit Pima's Student Policy page which includes our Academic Integrity Policy (addressing plagiarism, etc.). 

Other Resources & Notes

Students Featured in AI Panel. In the Spring of 2023, PimaOnline featured two Pima students in a panel about AI for Teaching and Learning alongside PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert, CIO Isaac Abbs, Department Head Kimlisa Duchicela, and the University of Arizona's Adam Davi.  If you'd like to join future conversations, please email Reed Dickson at our PimaOnline Office of Faculty Development.