Global Innovation Awards 2017
Nominations for this year's Global Innovation Awards have now closed. If you have made a nomination you will hear from us shortly. Winners and finalists will be announced towards the end of the year. Good luck!
Each year Turnitin recognizes educators worldwide who demonstrate commitment to improving student writing, enhancing student learning, promoting academic integrity, and championing the use of Turnitin products at their institution or in their region.
We invite you to nominate yourself or a colleague, and share your story about how you or your peers have made a real difference with Turnitin. We are delighted to introduce two new award categories specifically for institutions.
- The Moving Forward with Integrity Award celebrates institutions who are starting out on their academic integrity journey by making a positive commitment to achieve success.
- Additionally, the Partners in Success Award recognizes an institutional/organizational achievement or innovative solution as a result of a partnership between themselves, Turnitin and an integration, publisher or reseller partner.
Details about each category can be found here.
Nominations will be accepted until 25 August 2017. Turnitin will announce winners for each category and for seven worldwide regions (Africa & Middle East, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United Kingdom, United States & Canada) in late October 2017.
Read the official rules.
Writing with Integrity Award
Awarded to one educator per region
We would like to hear from educators who are using Turnitin in innovative or novel ways to actively engage and promote original work from their students. Tell us how Turnitin is being used to promote academic integrity, to support your students along their academic journeys, or to assist them in developing the academic writing and research skills that will take them to the next phase of their academic or vocational career.
Moving Forward with Integrity Award
Awarded to one institution per region
Tell us how Turnitin is supporting your school, college or university’s institutional strategy in promoting academic integrity. Nominations are invited specifically from institutions who have been using Turnitin for a relatively short period of time and are in an early stage of their academic integrity journey. We want to hear about your motivations and plans and what you are ultimately hoping to achieve by using Turnitin.
Partners in Success Award
Awarded to one institution or organization per region
Turnitin actively partners with educators and institutions to support them in achieving academic excellence and success. We also collaborate with integrations partners and other service providers to work seamlessly with institutional workflows. Our publisher partnerships ensure institutions have a vast content database to check against, and our work with reseller partners helps to provide end-to-end service for institutions in various regions around the globe. We want to hear more about these successful partnerships you play a part in. Nominations are encouraged from those organizations and institutions who have helped to produce an innovative partnership and/or solution with an integration, publisher or reseller partner. Do you have a particular achievement to share as the result of any of these partnerships? Nominate your institution to be recognized for your success.
Global Innovator Award
Awarded to one educator world-wide
This award recognizes a single educator who goes above and beyond to actively promote or encourage the use of Turnitin products inside or outside of their institution through innovation in training, professional development, support, sharing ideas and best practices, and otherwise championing the use of Turnitin products across the curriculum.
Global Innovators 2016
Lecturer in Remote Sensing & GIS & Turnitin Administrator
University of Calabar, Nigeria
Princewill is a passionate educator who also took on the role of Turnitin administrator when his institution implemented the service in 2014. He has since carried out countless training sessions and has campaigned and worked with various organizations, institutions and individuals, both in Nigeria and the rest of the world, to share and learn best practices. “It’s exciting to see how we can come together as a continent to ensure that academic integrity is brought to the forefront of people’s minds. And you can’t do it without collaboration.”
Read Princewill's story here.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business
University of Wollongong, Australia
Ann’s enthusiasm and energy is infectious. In her nine years as an academic, she has encountered students from a variety of educational backgrounds with varying degrees of competency in academic writing. However, she succeeds in making discussions around academic integrity positive and educative, emphasizing the merits of good scholarship and how Turnitin can be used to further these discussions. She is a deeply committed advocate for academic integrity beyond the confines of her own institution and has presented her research on the global stage.
Read Ann's story here.
Africa & Middle East
Lecturer in Remote Sensing & GIS & Turnitin Administrator:
University of Calabar, Nigeria
In 2014 the University of Calabar sought to establish a global quality standard for research work and theses, and in order to achieve this goal Lecturer Princewill began a tireless campaign to ensure that Turnitin was utilised by students on all graduate programmes.
Deputy Director, Research:
South African Qualifications Authority (Previously: Teacher, St Mary's Diocesan School for Girls), South Africa
In her previous role as a teacher working at a girls’ boarding school in Pretoria, Eva had the challenge of trying to address varying levels of proficiency in Afrikaans in her First Additional Language class.
After completing her undergraduate studies at a university in India, Fouzia commenced her postgraduate studies in Education at Middlesex University’s Dubai campus. However, her undergraduate program which focused on exams and rote memorisation did little to prepare her for Western academic writing conventions.
Australia & New Zealand - Higher Education
Manager of the Learning & Teaching Office & Academic Developer:
University of Notre Dame, Australia
Kathie, as Manager of the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO), helped to develop the guidelines around using Turnitin and embed positive academic practices into the learning culture at the University.
Australia & New Zealand - Secondary & Further Education
Director of E-Learning & Head of Biology:
Palmerston North Boys' High School, New Zealand
Des Waters, Director of E-Learning and Head of Biology at Palmerston North Boys’ High School, is an outspoken champion of Turnitin, which his school uses across all subjects to teach the importance of academic integrity and improve feedback on assignments.
St. Michael’s College offers a device to every student as part of an effort to enhance learning and improve engagement. The kids love the digital environment and eLearning Coordinator, Ben is working with staff to help them make the transition to a more modern framework for learning.
Javier Belda Iniesta
Professor, Canon Law & History of Law, Law Faculty & Academic Secretary, International Doctoral School:
Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
In his role as Research Coordinator for his faculty, Javier was instrumental in convincing the university to expand its usage of Turnitin to institute this requirement, as well as implement a “certification” process for student work.
Professor & Researcher, Economics & Business Management:
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja & Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Aurora, who teaches business and management, directs research degrees, and is principal investigator in research projects, says Turnitin is one of the tools that is fundamental to her students’ success.
Boitumelo belongs to a global community of postgraduate students at the World Maritime University, founded by a specialized agency of the United Nations. Boitumelo is specializing in Maritime Law and Policy and is fully committed to the University’s aim to facilitate safe, efficient shipping on clean oceans.
Latin America & Caribbean
At the Unidad Educativa Santana in Ecuador, Dariel places an emphasis on developing abilities in students that encourage them to acquire knowledge on their own. He puts them in situations in which they have to research a variety of sources and bring this information to class for discussion in order to ultimately come to a conclusion about their quality.
As Communications Area Coordinator of TECSUP, Elisa implemented Turnitin to improve the efficiency of communication competencies in her students. The Peruvian institution focuses on developing “soft competencies” in students, such as teamwork, efficient communication, decision-making processes, and leadership.
Nominated for the award by his professor, Elisa Montoya Cantoral, TECSUP student Reider Hernández Huanca feels that using Turnitin in the classroom, coupled with his professor’s feedback, has helped him learn to effectively quote, paraphrase, write and present arguments.
North America - Higher Education
Anthony Iodice and Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching staff:
Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching at Iona College (CELTIC):
Iona College, New York
Anthony Iodice and his staff at the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Iona College (CELTIC) were asked to develop an online tutorial program on academic integrity and plagiarism initially for the institution’s Honors Program students.
Developmental English & Media/ Media Program Advisor Richland Community College
University of Maryland College, Maryland & Richland Community College, Illinois
Dr. Jarmese Sherrod engages her students to not only help them develop their skills, but also so that they grow in their passion for writing. To do this, she must employ a variety of techniques to appeal to the diverse range of students she teaches.
North America - Secondary & Further Education (K12)
United Kingdom - Higher Education
Lecturer in Education & Secondary Teacher Education Programme Leader:
UCL Institute of Education, London
Nicole has prioritized teaching academic integrity because she wants her students to be able to uphold high academic standards and be prepared to teach their future students around the globe to do the same.
As a faculty member of the off-campus division the University of Bolton, Joe works on partnership and franchise programs with students from places like Vietnam, Malaysia, Malawi, and UAE. They’re using Turnitin to help meet the University’s stated goal of making sure remote students receive the same high-quality education and feedback as their on-campus peers.