SAE Dubai CAC wins global Stu­dent En­gage­ment Award

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Tas­nim Saleh, a Cam­pus Aca­demic Co­or­di­na­tor at SAE In­sti­tute Dubai was awarded the Stu­dent En­gage­ment Award for Africa and Mid­dle East as part of the 2015 Global In­no­va­tion Awards held by Tur­nitin, Tas­nim won the award for her ex­per­tise in stu­dent en­gage­ment from a pool of more than 400 ap­pli­ca­tions. The Global In­no­va­tion Awards pro­gramme recog­nises ed­u­ca­tors and tech­nol­ogy ad­min­is­tra­tors from around the world who have demon­strated ex­cel­lence in pro­mot­ing aca­demic in­tegrity, stu­dent en­gage­ment and the in­no­va­tive use of Tur­nitin--the cloud­based ser­vice that helps ed­u­ca­tors eval­u­ate stu­dent work-- and other ed­u­ca­tional tech­nolo­gies to sup­port learn­ing in their in­sti­tu­tions. Tas­nim’s award re­flects on her ex­per­tise and in­ter­est in the fields of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Stu­dent En­gage­ment and demon­strates the push by SAE Dubai, the world­wide pri­vate col­lege in cre­ative me­dia in­dus­tries, to in­crease the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion in new me­dia in the re­gion. Her ed­u­ca­tional back­ground has fo­cused on pro­vid­ing sup­port to stu­dents who re­quire ad­di­tional as­sis­tance, en­sur­ing that they do not fall by the way­side as can eas­ily hap­pen in large in­sti­tu­tions. In an in­ter­view with Tur­nitin, Tas­nim ex­plained that stu­dents of­ten find aca­demic writ­ing a chal­lenge, as she iden­ti­fied that stu­dents were strug­gling with even the ba­sic con­cepts of aca­demic writ­ing such as para­phras­ing. Tas­nim has helped her stu­dents tackle this chal­lenge by es­tab­lish­ing what she calls a stu­dent train­ing pro­gramme. The pro­gramme uses Tur­nitin as a tool to ad­dress th­ese gaps in un­der­stand­ing and knowl­edge. Tas­nim has worked with the col­lege since 2012. In her cur­rent role she over­sees all aca­demic mat­ters on cam­pus and is in a unique po­si­tion to fur­ther foster the good teach­ing and aca­demic prac­tices as demon­strated by this award.

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