Student Engagement Award Winner

Catalina Londoño Cadavid

Catalina Londoño Cadavid

Associate Professor: Antioquia School of Engineering, Colombia

“We don’t want to be the police for them. We want them to use the tool and to learn it by heart and to make it part of their everyday life...we want that to last after they graduate [when] there’s no professor asking them...to check for integrity.”

The goal of this private university is to use Turnitin to encourage students to take responsibility for their own academic integrity. Towards that goal, Catalina encourages her students to view and use Turnitin as a tool for self-management that supports the instruction of citation and proper attribution:

“We don’t want to be the police for them. We want them to use the tool and to learn it by heart and to make it part of their everyday life...we want that to last after they graduate [when] there’s no professor asking them...to check for integrity.”

Catalina and colleagues (María Gutiérrez and Claudia Echeverri) use online grading in a collaborative manner, which has become especially important and facilitative for the multi-disciplinary course on Research Methodology that they collectively teach. Each is from a different discipline and they provide instruction in both English and Spanish. This is a large class, and so coordination is key to their success. All three professors use the same rubrics and personalized QuickMarks for each of their individual sections. This shows the students that all three lecturers hold the same rigorous expectations for them and offers transparency to their grading criteria. Catalina emphasizes that her experiences demonstrate how Turnitin works to enhance and support collaborative teamwork between educators.



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