White Paper: How Community Colleges are Adapting to Generative AI
Presented in partnership with The League for Innovation in the Community College
As deeply student-centered institutions, community colleges are uniquely positioned to help students navigate the changes that ChatGPT (and other LLMs) will drive in education, work, and beyond. This whitepaper delves into a technical explanation of how these models work, interviews with real community college leaders, and predictions for how innovation institutions will use AI to improve student success.
Highlights of this whitepaper
• A foreword by Dr. Rufus Glasper (president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the community College) and Dr. Cynthia Wilson (Vice President for Learning and Chief Impact Officer at League for Innovation in the Community College)
• Two interviews with respected administrators and education leaders outlining how their institutions are evolving in the wake of ChatGPT, Dr. Steven Crawford (Maricopa Community College) and Dr. Jeffrey Alexander (Truckee Meadows Community College)
• A technical explanation and history of the development of generative AI models like ChatGPT
• Industry predictions based on the insights of working with over 600 institutions for how innovative institutions will likely adapt their policies, course offerings, and technology stack to take advantage of AI
Summary: This white paper is designed to provide community college leaders with an introduction to not just the mechanics of ChatGPT, but also its possible effects on course design, academic integrity policies, and educational technology.