Protecting sector integrity: Assessment reform and AI

TEQSA’s Chief Commissioner, Professor Peter Coaldrake, has written to all registered higher education providers outlining the significant challenges to sector integrity which artificial intelligence presents to assessment.

Professor Coaldrake noted the rapid evolution of generative artificial intelligence (genAI) requires higher education institutions to reflect meaningfully on how they are ensuring students have attained the skills and knowledge they need to graduate with their awards. At the same time, students must be able to engage with genAI and build the skills they will need to ethically and effectively use these tools in the workforce.

TEQSA is keen to ensure institutions are engaging with the impact of genAI on the integrity of their awards and developing credible action plans which articulate how they are addressing the risk that genAI poses. In the letter, Professor Coaldrake advised that TEQSA will be issuing a request for information (RFI) to all providers for submission of these plans in June 2024.

All registered higher education providers are encouraged to review the letter. We also encourage your institution to engage with the consultation of the Assessment Reform Guiding Principles, which seek to provide guidance to inform decision-making on assessment practice reform. This consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 20 October 2023.

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