Draft of an AI course policy

I’ve spent the summer futzing with an AI policy for my courses this semester. I based this on the few policies I found floating around online, including this one from Puget Sound. There was another one that I can’t find right now that had something like this set of bullet points. (There’s an example here from Michigan that’s close, but not the one I remember.) If I find it, I’ll link to it. And I got the idea to ask for what students put into the AI from our dean of online learning.

Here’s what I’ve got for the fall semester:

AI Policy
In this course, we value writing as a process. What does that mean? It means that this course is designed to help you learn to write by wrestling your ideas and the ideas of others into your own language. My goal for you as a writer isn’t to produce perfect pieces of writing, but to grow as a writer, thinker, and human being. That’s why I designed the writing activities in this course to focus on your thoughts, feelings, and experiences even when you are writing about what someone else thought or wrote.

For those reasons, you may not use AI to produce your writing submissions for this course. Written activities produced entirely (or mostly) by AI will receive no credit and I will ask you to submit a new piece.

However, you may use AI as a tool to aid you in the writing process, if you wish. The following uses of AI are acceptable in this course:
• To brainstorm ideas. AI might be able to help you think about different topics for an activity;
• To create outlines. AI might be able to help you think about how you might organize your ideas for an activity;
• To revise and/or proofread drafts. AI might be able to help you eliminate grammatical errors or alter the tone of your writing.
If you choose to use AI as a tool, you must include the queries you used for the AI as an appendix to your submission. Why? This allows me to understand how you used AI as part of your writing process.