Global Innovation Awards 2017

 

We are delighted to announce this year's Global Innovation Award winners!

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.

This year we introduced two new award categories that specifically highlight institution or department-wide efforts and achievements. Additionally, we also recognize two outstanding regional winners as overall Global Innovators. See more about each award category here.

Since nominations opened in May, we received 678 nominations from all around the globe! Thank you to every single person who nominated themselves, their institution and their colleagues.

Final review and decisions for each award have been made by our esteemed Judging Panel of Global Innovation Award winners/finalists from previous years and other longtime members of our academic community. Read more about our judges here.

Use the interactive map above to see the Winners and Honorable Mentions in your region, or scroll down to read about them all!

Global Innovators 2017

Croydon College

Winner

Croydon College
London, UK 
Nominated and supported by: Andrew Checkley
E-Learning Manager

Croydon College, and specifically the work of E-learning Manager Andrew Checkley, is an example of an institution pushing the boundaries of Turnitin to support rapid pace of adoption against a backdrop of reduced resources. Working with the Moodle VLE, Andrew has been able to create custom scripts and plugins to log individual student actions and progress, identify crunch times for staff, and automate grading imports. These technical innovations have helped Croydon College keep pace with change and deal effectively with almost 40,000 annual online submissions, to ultimately enhance student outcomes. Global Innovation Awards 2017 judge Des Waters said: “The nominee's implementation of Turnitin has supported a cultural transformation within the institution.”

Read Andrew's full story here.

Ilia State University

Runner-up

Ilia State University
Tbilisi, Georgia
Nominated and supported by: Giga Khositashvili, Head of Library Funds Management and Nino Zhvania, Head of Quality Assurance

Ilia State University is a leading light for academic integrity in Georgia. The institution has been using Turnitin since 2015 to help promote these values on campus, leading to a 50–70% reduction of unoriginal submissions. Giga Khositashvila and Nino Zhvania have been instrumental in raising student understanding of academic integrity by introducing two mandatory courses on the subject and effective use of Turnitin. Ilia State University has also received Erasmus grant funding to lead a nationwide project to raise standards of academic integrity standards across Georgia through teaching and learning. Overall, this is a great example of the influence one institution can achieve in terms of promoting academic integrity far beyond its campus walls.

Read Giga and Nino's full story here.

Africa & Middle East



University of Fujairah

University of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Nominated by:

Dr. Fermin Castillo, Jr., Associate Professor

Olatunde Adedayo

Olatunde Adedayo

Faculty Turnitin Officer/Lecturer:

Federal University of Technology, Nigeria

Honorable Mentions



Aga Khan University

Aga Khan University, Kenya

Honorable Mention: Moving Forward with Integrity 2017
University of Nigeria

University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Honorable Mention: Moving Forward with Integrity 2017
Indranil Bose

Dr. Indranil Bose

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017
Roshan Kolar

Roshan Kolar

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017

Asia



Management and Science University

Management and Science University, Malaysia

Nominated by:

Dr. Erwin Faller, Senior Lecturer

Renaissance College, Hong Kong

Renaissance College, Hong Kong

Nominated by:

David Harvey, Head of English

Arunima Haldar

Dr. Arunima Haldar

Assistant Professor:

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, India

Honorable Mentions



National Institute of Technology

National Institute of Technology, India

Honorable Mention: Moving forward with Integrity 2017
The Gandhi Memorial International School

The Gandhi Memorial International School, Indonesia

Honorable Mention: Partners in Success 2017
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan

Honorable Mention: Partners in Success 2017
Dr. Ramesh C Gaur

Dr. Ramesh C Gaur

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017
Marc LeBane

Marc LeBane

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017
D. Tripati Rao

Prof. D. Tripati Rao

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017

Australia & New Zealand



Macquarie University

Macquarie University, Australia

Nominated by:

Janaki Amin, Director of the Masters of Public Health Programme

Deakin University

Deakin University, Australia

Nominated by:

Paul Venzo, Lecturer, and Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Director of Teaching and Learning - School of Psychology

Martin Soden

Martin Soden

Course Coordinator:

Griffith College, Australia

Alarna Priestley

Alarna Priestley

Head of Department (Acting) English:

Noosa District State High School, Australia

Honorable Mentions



Palmerston North

Palmerston North Girls' High School

Honorable Mention: Moving Forward with Integrity 2017
Asia Pacific International College

Bobby Nourani

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity (HE) 2017
Omar Tamayo

Omar Tamayo

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity (SE) 2017

Europe



Ilia State University

Ilia State University, Georgia

Nominated by:

Giga Khositashvili, Head Of Library Funds Management, and Nino Zhvania, Head of Quality Assurance

Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Nominated by:

Vanessa Soria Ortega, Professor, Center for Learning Innovation and Knowledge

Rashit Zagidullin

Rashit Zagidullin

Professor:

Kazakh-British Technical University, Kazakhstan

Honorable Mentions



Universidad Carlos III

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Honorable Mention: Moving Forward with Integrity 2017
Rolands Bļujus

Rolands Bļujus

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017

Latin America & Caribbean



University of the Southern Caribbean

University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad And Tobago

Nominated by:

Judeth McLeod-James, Assistant Professor

Blue Hill College

Blue Hill College, Ecuador

Nominated by:

Sarita Orellana, General Secretary

Linda Ocampo

Linda Ocampo

Literature Professor:

Maddox Academy, Mexico

Honorable Mentions



Institución Universitaria Esumer

Institución Universitaria Esumer, Colombia

Honorable Mention: Moving Forward with Integrity 2017
Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino, Mexico

Honorable Mention: Moving Forward with Integrity 2017
Jeny Mirella Cañón López

Jeny Mirella Cañón López

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017
Luis Eduardo Rojas Alzate

Luis Eduardo Rojas Alzate

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017

North America



Campbell University

Campbell University Online, North Carolina

Nominated by:

Nicole Winget, Academic Counselor

Western Governors University

Western Governors University, Utah

Nominated by:

Amy Williams, Lead Investigator, and Christine Gee, Supervisor for Assessment Security and Authenticity

Scott Rosenkranz

Scott Rosenkranz

Teacher:

Sunny Hills High School, California

Honorable Mentions



Casimiro Peña

Casimiro Peña

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017
Colleen Cleveland

Colleen Cleveland

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017

United Kingdom



Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Tyne and Wear

Nominated by:

Dan Price, Technology Enhanced Learning Senior Analyst

Croydon College, London

Croydon College

Nominated by:

Andrew Checkley, E-Learning Manager

Kirsty Miller

Dr. Kirsty Miller

Director of Teaching & Learning, School of Psychology:

University of Lincoln

Honorable Mentions



Hartpury College

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire

Honorable Mention: Moving Forward with Integrity 2017
Sterghios Moschos

Dr. Sterghios A. Moschos

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017
Dr. Diana Powell

Dr. Diana Powell

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017
Chantelle Wood

Chantelle Wood

Honorable Mention: Writing with Integrity 2017

Judges



Kathie Ardzejewska

Kathie Ardzejewska

Finalist 2016
Javier Belda Iniesta

Javier Belda Iniesta

Finalist 2016
Alejandra Calderon Swain

Alejandra Calderon Swain

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Finalist 2016
Anthony Iodice

Anthony Iodice

Finalist 2016
Madihah Jilani

Madihah Jilani

Finalist 2016
Aurora Martinez

Aurora Martinez

Finalist 2016
Princewill Odum

Princewill Odum

Finalist 2016
Ann Rogerson

Ann Rogerson

Finalist 2016
Jarmese Sherrod

Jarmese Sherrod

Finalist 2016
Maria Soria

Maria Soria

Finalist 2016
Des Waters 2

Des Waters

Finalist 2016
Jelena Zivkovic

Jelena Zivkovic

Finalist 2016

Award Categories

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 or institution world-wide

This award recognizes a single educator or institution who's efforts go 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.

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