Artificial Intelligence - Faculty

Procedure to Assist in Detecting AI in Student's Work

Guidelines on Using Generative AI Tools

DeVry recognizes the importance of AI as a tool for learning and its responsible use in the classroom. Before using any Generative AI tools (for example ChatGPT, GrammarlyGo, Bard, Dall-E, etc.), you must get specific permission from your professor.  See the DeVry Student Handbook for policies on Academic Integrity. 

Please note: Students should avoid using grammar checkers such as Grammarly and Microsoft CoPilot for writing assignments as they too easily replace student writing and student voice with AI content and style. Using these tools may also cause the assignment to be identified as AI-generated and a violation of academic integrity.

DeVry recommends that students use, which is located in your Canvas course under the Tutoring tab for help with writing assignments. Note that now offers an AI Essay Review tool under Submit Your Writing. This AI tool provides university-approved feedback and support that does not violate academic integrity in any way.

Cite ChatGPT

When asking ChatGPT how to cite in APA format the information provided, the following was their response:

As an AI language model, I don't have an established APA citation style for my answers. However, a suggested way to cite an answer from ChatGPT in APA format could be as follows:

  • In-text citation: (ChatGPT, 2023)
  • Reference list: ChatGPT. (2023, January 18). How do you cite an answer in ChatGPT. [Response to user question]. Retrieved from [URL of the platform where the conversation took place].

Please note that the specific information in the reference list may vary depending on the platform where the conversation occurred and the date of the conversation. It's recommended to follow APA guidelines for electronic sources and adapt the reference list accordingly.

In APA Style, you can cite a ChatGPT response as a personal communication, since the answers it gave you are not retrievable for other users. Cite it like this in the text: (ChatGPT, personal communication, February 11, 2023).

How to cite Chat GPT


Student Academic Integrity Policy

The Academic Integrity Policy is located in the Student Handbook.  Click here to access the handbook. 

DeVry Student Handbook