The Works-In-Progress Writer's Collaborative FLC

Scholars have long debunked the idea of the solitary scholar composing as a writing ideal, yet daily faculty writing habits frequently still attempt to maintain this fiction. By instead including collaborators and supporters in the writing process, faculty can be much more successful and prolific in their writing endeavors. In the Works-In-Progress Writer’s Collaborative FLC, faculty will bring manuscripts and various works-in-progress, interact with each other, set writing goals, and subsequently read and respond to each other’s writing projects. Although the primary purpose of the FLC will be to support faculty in developing individual writing projects, a secondary impact may be that faculty who might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet and talk about their scholarship will identify areas for further collaboration in teaching, research, and service. We will meet 6-8 times during the academic year, and we will use Wendy Laura Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks as a shared text from which to draw strategies.

Goals and Outcomes

The purpose of this year-long FLC will be to

  • Support faculty in meeting their individually stated writing goals;
  • Hold faculty participants accountable to their self-selected writing projects and deadlines;
  • Increase scholarly productivity and develop healthy writing habits for participants;
  • Create the organic, ground-up space to build interdisciplinary collaborations;
  • Develop understanding and appreciation for writing across disciplines;
  • Design an LT & ITC workshop based on our FLC findings and experiences.

Member Composition

The only requirement for faculty to participate is that they select a writing project to complete during their time in the FLC.

Facilitator

Dr. Kate Pantelides (English)