National Teaching Fellow 2009
Institute at the time of award: Oxford Brookes University
How does learning to play the Javanese gamelan help 200 people to understand plagiarism? Ask Jude Carroll. Her hundreds of educational development workshops around the world make use of creative and innovative activities to help colleagues to deter plagiarism and explore the experience of international students.
Jude has taught in secondary schools and in Further and Higher Education in Ghana, the US, Sweden and the UK. At the time of her award and up until 2011, she worked as Principal Lecturer in Higher Education pedagogy in the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) at Oxford Brookes, where she taught on and led the postgraduate course to accredit HE teachers.
When Jude began investigating plagiarism in 2000 it was a little-discussed issue, but interest grew, as did the impact of her book, Deterring Student Plagiarism in Higher Education (2007, 2nd edition). She argues for a holistic, learning-centred approach to managing the issue. She worked with JISC to establish the Plagiarism Advisory Service and served on their Advisory Board from 2002. At Oxford Brookes, she helped to set up an innovative system for managing cases quickly and fairly, using strategies which are now used by many other institutions. In 2005, her work was central to establishing ASKe, a Centre for Excellence for assessment standards at Oxford Brookes, where she is a Deputy Director. There, Jude leads initiatives in the institutional management of plagiarism. In 2008, she started a one-year secondment in Sweden to share the lessons learned in the UK.
Jude has a reputation for suggesting practical, realistic approaches for teaching the growing number of international students in UK universities. Her book, Teaching Internatuional Students: improving learning for all (2005), co-edited with Dr Janette Ryan, serves as a text book in several European countries and is widely cited and positively reviewed. Her input as evaluator for an FDTL5 project on international students and plagiarism was described as ‘invaluable’. But one of the judgements Jude most values came from an international student who approached her at the end of a workshop and said quietly: ‘You really understand how it is with us.’
Freelance Educational Development Consultant