Making Turnitin Feedback Studio Part of College Culture
From Pilot Program to Full Adoption
Audrey WickEnglish Professor Blinn College, Texas
"I had a sense a lot of people were using Turnitin at my school, but I had no idea the extent to which it was such a part of what instructors do in the classroom and in so many different disciplines.”
Audrey Wick has used Turnitin in her community college courses for over 10 years. “It’s part of our college culture.”
Wick says that instructors often approach new technology with a healthy sense skepticism, but immediately appreciate Feedback Studio for the insights into student originality and the ease of providing feedback and grading. She relies on Feedback Studio’s source matching identify potential plagiarism in student work. Feedback Studio allows her to give robust feedback and connect her comments to rubrics, to explain grades. Wick shares rubrics and comment sets across her department, from semester to semester, to improve consistency. “I had a sense a lot of people were using Turnitin at my school, but I had no idea the extent to which it was such a part of what instructors do in the classroom and in so many different disciplines.”
As a seasoned customer, Wick believes that Feedback Studio is ingrained as part of her instruction. “It is central to how I teach, and it is something that students—at least at my college—are expecting.” Research and writing skills are critical for college prep, and for performance in the professional world. “As so many college instructors see, there is a gap between high school education and expectations and college-level demands.” Wick find that Turnitin helps her communicate with and improve performance of students at all levels.