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
Nominated and supported by: Andrew Checkley
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
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.
Australia & New Zealand
Latin America & Caribbean
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.