With more than one million instructors worldwide using the academic tool, Turnitin, Dr. Shannon Farris is recognized for promoting its use to improve student learning – which supports Saint Leo’s core values.
When it comes to helping Saint Leo students achieve academic success, Dr. Shannon Farris’ passion is equaled only by his endless energy and enthusiasm.
A veritable whirlwind of ideas, Dr. Farris is quick to dive into new approaches and initiatives that can provide critical academic support to online and on-ground – traditional and non-traditional – students alike.
That’s why more than seven years ago, the assistant professor of psychology became an advocate of the fledgling educational tool, Turnitin.
As a result of his efforts, Farris recently was named a Turnitin MVP All-Stars finalist, recognizing him as one of the leading educators worldwide using Turnitin technology to promote academic success.
Farris was nominated for the award, in part, for creating eCOACH Online Learning, a live interactive web conference series to help Saint Leo students become acquainted with tools they need to use in order to achieve success in college. Several webcasts, in particular, focuses on helping students and faculty learn how to more effectively use Turnitin as an academic success tool.
We talked with Farris about Turnitin, eCOACH, and more. Here’s what he had to say.