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Project Advance offers instructors the opportunity for several special workshops during the Summer Institute Weeks.

Learning Strategies Workshop (w/ Professor Marlene Blumin)

Week 1 :Monday, July 8, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Week 2: Monday, July 15, 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Sheraton Syracuse University (Room: Comstock C) Pizza will be provided!

Students often struggle with truly understanding course content, not actually thinking about how they learn, or what they can do to improve their learning process. Instead, some may develop trial-and-error strategies that do not necessarily result in the level of understanding expected by teachers. The concept of strategic learning within this training is about learning how to facilitate the improvement of student learning through the practice of effective strategies. This workshop introduces you to key learning strategies you can incorporate into your curriculum. The learning strategies presented here are not meant for a specific discipline but are designed as a common framework for teachers to use across the curriculum.

Introduction to TurnItIn

Week 1 :Wednesday, July 10, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Week 2: Wednesday, July 17, 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Sheraton Syracuse University (Room: Comstock C) Pizza will be provided!

This presentation will (1) provide an overview of the TurnItIn features that you can use in your Project Advance course, (2) demonstrate features you can signup for an account using the Syracuse University license, and (3) demonstrate several TurnItIn features you can make available to your students.

Turnitin, an Internet-based plagiarism prevention system, is now available for use by all SU instructors, including those offering SU courses through Project Advance. This system allows instructors to upload student work (submitted as electronic files, such as a MS Word document) into the Turnitin system and receive a report that identifies “matched text.” The instructor still must analyze the report for originality, but Turnitin does provide them with more information that can be used to make this determination. references its database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. SU’s Office of Academic Integrity recommends instructors inform students they are using Turnitin, and it provides a sample written statement that can be handed out to students.