Manuscript with arrow icon Book and magnifying glass icon Cross-check icon Process checklist icon Reputation ribbon icon Graduation cap icon Question speech bubble icon Headset call icon Mobile phone call icon Login arrow icon B+ Paper Icon Becoming B+ Paper Icon Checkmark Paper Icon Feedback Speech Bubble Icon Feedback Double Speech Bubble Icon Similarity Check Icon Professional Development Icon Admin Training Icon Instructor Training Icon Student Training Icon Integrations Icon System Status Icon System Requirements Icon Menu Icon Checkmark Icon Download Icon Rubric Icon Prompt Icon QuickMark Set Icon Lesson Plan Icon Success Story Icon Infographic Icon White Paper Icon White Paper Icon Press Release Icon News Story Icon Event Icon Webcast Icon Video Icon Envelope Icon Plaque Icon Lightbulb Icon Insights Lightbulb Icon Training Icon Search Icon User Icon Privacy Icon Instructor Icon Instructor-1 Icon Investigator Icon Admin Icon Student Icon Voice Grammar Icon Turnitin Logo (Text and Icon) Icon Facebook Icon Twitter Icon LinkedIn Icon Google Plus Icon Lightbulb Icon Binoculars Icon Drama Masks Icon Magnifying Glass Icon Signal Check Indicator Bars Red Flag Icon Analysis and Organization Icon
Contact Sales

Samia Hossfeld
Head of Learning & Teaching, Business & Hotel Management School, Switzerland

Excellence in Academic Integrity Award 2018
Europe, Higher Education

Samia Hossfeld is the Head of Teaching and Learning at the Business and Hotel Management School (BHMS) in Lucerne, Switzerland. Since using Turnitin, she has seen notable progress in the way that her students value and appreciate academic integrity.

“We use it for the learning process and, at the same time, for enforcing academic integrity. Checking students’ submissions against previous student papers, journal articles, and sources are where we use Turnitin.”

Though the process has not always been easy, with the support of the Academic Department and the close working relationship with her teaching team, she has been able to play a big role in successfully integrating academic integrity into the fabric of her institution. This has shifted the mindset of the student body, which has led to a decrease in plagiarism cases.

“I find it very positive that the students really appreciate the process, respect it and respect their lecturers and the school for enforcing such integrity.”

Samia has observed that this has helped students who are studying in English as a Second Language gain a greater understanding of the importance of academic integrity and in becoming stronger academic writers overall. They have gained a much greater confidence in articulating their own ideas, buoyed by the institution’s focus on avoiding plagiarism.

Check out all of the 2018 Global Innovator stories here


Interested in connecting with other educators? Partner with our community of advocates today!

Join the Conversation