AI Writing Lab

Since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, AI has received considerable attention by the general public and in higher education. Some have praised its potential; others have raised the specter of a dystopian future. To provide guidance to students and faculty regarding the use of this emergent technology, Leuphana University has released “Conditions and Recommendations for the Use of AI-Based Applications in Teaching and Assessment” ( As outlined in these guidelines, instructors have to decide, on a case-by-case basis, how tools such as ChatGPT can be used (or why they cannot be used at all). In some cases, faculty and students may need a forum in which they can openly discuss solutions to challenging situations. Anticipating this need, the AI Writing Lab is a venue in which students and faculty can

  • consider how they could integrate AI in their writing and teaching in a legally and ethically sound manner,
  • learn more about AI tools and their potential (for example for academic and scientific writing),
  • test these tools and consider to what extent these might be used to advance teaching and learning.


14.00–15.00 in C5.122 on

April, 15
Mai, 13
June, 10
July, 15

The AI Writing Lab is hosted by Dr. Dagmar Knorr (Schreibzentrum / Writing Center), who has argued that faculty and students need to develop a reflective practice for integrating AI tools into writing and research and that universities need a holistic strategy emphasizing AI literacy, academic integrity, research ethics, and student learning. Two of her recent publications on these (in German) issues are listed below.

Brommer, Sarah / Berendes, Jochen / Bohle-Jurok, Ulrike / Buck, Isabella / Girgensohn, Katrin / Grieshammer, Ella / Gröner, Carina / Gürtl, Franziska / Hollosi-Boiger, Christina / Klamm, Christopher / Knorr, Dagmar / Limburg, Anika / Mundorf, Margret / Stahlberg, Nadine / Unterpertinger, Erika (2023): Wissenschaftliches Schreiben im Zeitalter von KI gemeinsam verantworten. Eine schreibwissenschaftliche Perspektive auf Implikationen für Akteur*innen an Hochschulen [Diskussionspapier; 27]. Berlin: Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. <>, (30.11.2023).

Limburg, Anika / Bohle-Jurok, Ulrike / Buck, Isabella / Grieshammer, Ella / Gröpler, Johanna / Knorr, Dagmar / Lira Lorca, Alina / Mundorf, Margret / Schindler, Kirsten / Wilder, Nicolaus (2023): Zehn Thesen zur Zukunft des Schreibens in der Wissenschaft [Diskussionspapier; 23]. Berlin: Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. <>, (23.06.2023).