Posts filed under "Literature / Writing"

Francesco Crocco, PhD.

Director, Online Writing Lab (OWL) Dr. Crocco currently serves as the director of the Online Writing Lab (OWL) for Excelsior College. He is developing a new online reading lab as well as collaborating with the Grants Office to pursue funding for research...  [Read More]

Ruth Olmsted, PhD.

Program Director, Liberal Arts Dr. Olmsted joined Excelsior College 23 years ago as Managing Editor in the Assessment Unit and became Associate Executive Director of the Center for Educational Measurement, before moving to the School of Liberal Arts in 2014. Dr. Olmsted...  [Read More]

Joe Bocchi, DA

Faculty Program Director, Writing Dr. Joe Bocchi has worked in higher education for 30 years. He is a former executive director of the Georgia WebMBA – an online degree offered by a consortium of six colleges in the University System of Georgia....  [Read More]

Creating a new kind of OWL: Online writing support that makes a difference

  The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a 2014 recipient of the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award and will accept the award at the WCET Annual Meeting. Today Crystal Sands, Director of the OWL shares with us the goals, process...  [Read More]

Students often confused by the complexities of plagiarism

In my last blog on plagiarism, I explored the complicated nature of plagiarism, how plagiarism is relative to a culture, a field, and even a specific situation. In the end, I called for all of us to work to be more aware...  [Read More]

Tracy Caldwell, PhD

Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts Dr. Caldwell has been involved with higher education for more than 20 years as both a faculty member at the graduate and undergraduate level and an administrator. She currently serves as the associate dean for the...  [Read More]

It’s complicated: plagiarism in our culture

Plagiarism has been in the news a lot lately—a lot. In the last few months, we have seen a rash of high-profile plagiarism incidents. Even writers of hit TV shows are not immune. Some of the accused admit they were wrong and...  [Read More]