Apply for the Summer R1 Our Way Faculty Writing Retreat

May 1, 2023

By: Megan Kelly, Assistant Director of the University Writing Center


The University Writing Program, the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, and the Office of Teaching and Learning invite faculty to apply for the R1 Our Way Faculty Writing Retreat. Scheduled for June 14 and 15 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, the retreat provides a supportive and focused environment for faculty to begin, make progress on, and/or finish scholarly work.

Full-time faculty from any rank and series who are currently working on article drafts, grants, or other scholarly or creative work are invited to apply. Participating faculty must commit to attending both full days of the retreat, which includes daily goal setting, individual  writing time, and opportunities for feedback on drafts from University Writing Program faculty. The retreat  will also feature optional workshops on topics including responding to revise and resubmit feedback, and managing large research projects. A draft schedule provides an overview of the two days. Participants will receive a stipend of $250 for participation; meals and lodging will be provided.

The deadline for applications is EOD Friday, May 12, and the event is capped at 15 participants. If demand exceeds capacity, we will consider order of applications, disciplinary diversity, previous retreat participation, and the specificity of the project described in the application. If you are unable to attend, look for our next retreat in December.

Start your summer strong and dedicate a couple of days to your writing. Apply now!


It’s not too late to start a regular writing practice this spring! Write-in-Place (WiP) sessions are weekly gatherings (either in person or via Zoom) where faculty write alongside colleagues from across campus. WiP sessions offer minimal facilitation and provide faculty with the opportunity to work on their own projects. Faculty are welcome to join at any time during the quarter, at any time that works in their schedules. Stay for 30 minutes or 3 hours! 


Click here for the full schedule for Spring 2023


For more information, please contact Megan Kelly, Writing Accountability Program Coordinator, at

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