University Writing Program Writing Retreat for Faculty

Apr 30, 2022

By: Sheila Carter-Tod, Executive Director of The University Writing Program and Associate Professor of English 

In our transition to R1 Our Way, we hope faculty are feeling energized to begin, make progress on, and/or finish scholarly work. At the same time, transitioning back to in-person teaching has meant that many of our scholarly writing habits have been disrupted, as we have found ways to adapt our classes, support students, and carry out service responsibilities. The University Writing Program, the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs want to help faculty end the academic year by jump-starting or refreshing writing  projects that may have been idling for the past few months or quarters.

We invite new assistant and associate-level faculty from any series, who are currently working on article drafts, grants, or other scholarly or creative work to apply for a place in our first biannual 2-day  writing  retreat on June 27–28. Facilitated by University Writing Program faculty, the retreat will take place at the Golden Hotel. Participants will receive a stipend of $500.  Lodging and meals will be provided.

Participating faculty must commit to fully attend both days of the  retreat, which will include daily goal setting, individual  writing  time, and opportunities for support on drafts through structured feedback and conferences with Writing  Program faculty. The  retreat  will also feature guest speakers to aid faculty in navigating writing situations that range from revise and resubmits to writing habits and wellbeing.

The deadline for applications is EOD Friday, May 20.  If demand exceeds capacity, the order of application will be considered, along with considerations of disciplinary diversity and the specificity of projects described by applicants.

Understanding that many may be unavailable for an overnight retreat in June, we plan to hold another retreat on campus in December.


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