Gen AI Assessment Clinic Reflection

Posted in: Artificial Intelligence, assessment, learning and teaching

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Earlier this year, to provide clarity to staff and students on the use of Generative AI (GenAI) in assessments, the University of Bath introduced Generative AI - Assessment Categories.

Assessment categories provided from the Generative AI – Assessment Categorisation article on the Learning and Teaching Hub.

To support staff and provide guidance on how these categories can work with their assessment pieces, the Curriculum and Academic Development (CAD) team from the Centre of Learning and Teaching held a GenAI Assessment clinic with colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering and Design. The objective of the clinic was for staff to have a space to discuss their assessment pieces and evaluate how GenAI could be incorporated or mitigated in it.

Teaching colleagues came to the clinic prepared with their assessment pieces, concerns and ideas they wanted to explore during the session. Breaking into small groups, teaching staff and CAD members were able to address the different needs and challenges presented. Some staff members came with questions about specific areas of concerns in their assessments and some came to get a more top-level understanding of how GenAI could affect their assessments.

Table listing assistive ways GenAI may be used
A slide from the clinic providing examples of assistive ways Gen AI may potentially be used by their students as well as a link to prompting techniques.

Overall, in the clinic we were able to share ideas, discuss what some have tried and their findings and plan ways forward. Short- and long-term concepts, such as adding reflective pieces to the assessments and reviewing learning objects were looked at by the group. Participants left with ideas on how to review, reduce or develop their assessment in the challenge of GenAI to make them more robust.

Table on GenAI assessment tool information
Generative AI and Assessment review model provided from the Generative AI and Assessment article on the Learning and Teaching Hub.

Moving forward, additional clinics for other faculties and schools were deemed valuable with the understanding that continued smaller groups sizes would be beneficial as the range of specific concerns from teaching staff could be addressed.

A challenge to the continued success of the clinic is the need to keep group sizes small as more support staff would be required if attendance grows, in time, community of practices could supplement the clinics and allow teaching staff to share their ideas with each other and grow from each other's good practice.

If you have any further questions or think your department would benefit from the GenAI Assessment clinic, please reach out. Also, if you have any examples of how you or a colleague have incorporated GenAI into your assessments and feel comfortable sharing your experience with the wider university, please let us know. You can contact Lynn from CAD at

Posted in: Artificial Intelligence, assessment, learning and teaching


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