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Welcome to AI in Teaching and Learning!

Welcome to AI in Teaching and Learning At Vol State


Artificial Intelligence (AI) will disrupt and transform teaching and learning in every discipline in higher education around the globe and here at Volunteer State Community College. This page is a place for us to start sharing and learning how the Vol State community of faculty, students, and staff can work together to harness AI to improve teaching and learning, student recruitment and retention, and student success.

If you'd like to be involved in the AI conversation--leading or listening--please reach out to:

  • Len Assante
    • Communication Studies Faculty/Assistant Dean. Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
    • email:
  • Josh Bond
    • Computer Information Technology-Cyber Defense Faculty, Division of Business and Technology
    • email:
  • Jamie Gorczyca
    • English Faculty/Assistant Chair, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
    • email:
  • Diana Hardin
    • Reading / Writing Specialist, Office of Learning Commons
    • email:
  • Jessie McKinney
    • English Faculty/Coordinator of TLC
    • email:
  • Marye Minor
    • Coordinator of Accessible Technology
    • Access Center
  • Bryan Saums
    • Instructional Design Specialist, Office of Distance Learning
    • email:
  • Jeremy Shipley
    • Philosophy Faculty/Department Chair, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
    • email:
  • Sheri Waltz
    • Communication Studies Faculty/Department Chair, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
    • email:

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General AI Resources

General AI Resources

On this page, you'll find resources that will help you understand AI, how it will impact the classroom, and ideas you can use to embrace and harness AI in your teaching and learning. Information on AI is published at lightning speed, so please help build this page. If you come across items of interest, please forward them to Bryan Saums (email for possible listing here.

How Can I Use / Explore AI Right Now?

    • AI, ML, and Data Science in 5 Minuntes. Get a free, daily newsletter with the latest in AI, machine learning, and data science.
  • Future Tools
    • As of April 18, 2023, there are over 1,400 AI resources on this page...and the list is growing. Explore AI tools in music, writing, videography, image creation and manipulation, voice manipulation, and a host of other areas. Browsing through this resource will give you an inkling of the breadth and depth of AI in virtually all creative fields.
  • ChatGPT
    • ChatGPT is not the first AI app, but it's the one that started all the buzz in higher ed starting in late 2022. ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. Give it a try!
    • To get started: How to Use ChatGPT.
  • GPTZero
    • GPTZero is a popular app used to detect writing generated by ChatGPT. 
  • Bing Image Creator
    • Image Creator AI applications like Bing Image Creator use text to produce AI images.
    • Here's a helpful article from ZDNet: How to use Bing Image Creator.

What is AI?


AI Editorials and Social Commentary

Carr, David F. ChatGPT Drops About 10% in Traffic as the Novelty Wears Off (blog). Entry posted July 5, 2023. Accessed July 7, 2023.

Andreessen, Marc. "Why AI Will Save The World." Marc Andreessen Substack (blog). Entry posted June 6, 2023. Accessed June 7, 2023.

Kastrenakes, Jacob, and James Vincent. "Hope, fear, and AI." The Verge. Accessed 2023. We polled 2,000 people about how they're using AI, what they want it to do, and what scares them about it the most.


AI Resources in Teaching & Learning

AI Unveiled: A Quickstart Guide for TBR Educators

Help with Creating AI Policies and Guidelines

AI Resources for Teaching & Learning

On this page, you'll find resources that will help you understand AI in higher education. If you come across items of interest, please forward them to Bryan Saums (email for possible listing here.

Collections of Syllabai Policies

  • Volunteer State Faculty Policies on AI. VSCC faculty are encouraged to share their classroom policies on AI here so we may all learn from each other. If you wish to share assignments you've written that incorporate AI, please email Bryan Saums at
  • Eaton, Lance, comp. Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools. Accessed June 12, 2023. This is a growing collection of classroom and institutional policies from higher education institutions throughout North America. If you are a professor looking for ideas regarding writing AI policies for your classes, this is a great place to start.

TBR Collection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Teaching and Learning

  • Access the resource hub here. 
  • This is a website/resource hub for TBR educators exploring the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in teaching and learning. On this site, you will find recaps of the TBR Tech Talk Tuesday sessions--including links to meeting recordings. Additionally, we have included a vetted resource repository of examples, articles, videos, and tools. Lastly, included is an AI Playbook, which contains best practices collected from leaders in the field as well as various educational institutions, organizations, and industries. As AI is rapidly changing, expect constant updates to this site.

How is AI Disrupting and Transforming Higher Ed?

Ideas for Using AI to Improve Teaching and Learning