Faculty Book Club: AI and Writing

Guiding Questions & Resources

Monthly Readings

Each month, we will focus on one of the three parts of AI and Writing. For each session, we recommend four resources that relate directly to what Dobrin discusses in each section. (Explore the 3-part schedule here.) Those are meant to supplement your reading of his book. Feel free to engage with these sources as much or as little as your time and energy allows.

Guiding Discussion Questions

As you are reading Dobrin’s book AI and Writing, we ask you to keep these three questions in mind, which we would like to explore throughout the book club:

  • Considering the diverse social contexts (e.g., socio-economic background, cultural and linguistic diversity, geographical location, disability and accessibility, digital literacy) of students and faculty, how can we ensure equitable access and fair use of generative AI technologies in higher education?
  • How do we address the potential biases in AI outputs and their impact on marginalized communities?
  • If we separate our conversation about "AI ethics" from the teaching of writing with AI, are we creating a division that can encourage a kind of intellectualization of ethics that will exist separately from the actual practice of AI in writing education? In his book, Dobrin doesn’t explicitly discuss AI bias until the last part (chapter 8).

NOTE: Part of these questions were constructed with the assistance of ChatGPT 4, James Wright, and Hannah Mueller. The output created by ChatGPT 4 has been edited and revised by Dr. Isabell May.

Additional Resources

We have curated a list of additional resources about GenAI for you. Feel free to browse around these at any time. We have provided a short summary of each resource for you and have organized them by genre. We hope this might help you in choosing the resources that are right for you.

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