Fostering a Faculty Writing Culture

Event/Program Frequency Length Benefits
Strategic Planning Committee Ongoing 1-2 meetings per academic term Connect different campus services and programs and give voice to relevant stakeholders
Faculty Writing Retreats Three times a year, between academic terms Two full days (8:30am-4:00pm) Sustained writing; building a community of scholars; building partnerships and collaboration
Mini-Writing Retreats Occasional, during academic term 4-6 hours Sustained writing; building a community of scholars; building partnerships and collaboration
Faculty Writing Themed Workshops Several times throughout the academic year 60 minutes Increase knowledge about best practices and resources; build confidence and enthusiasm; provide opportunities for collaboration
Write-on-Site Writing Groups Weekly 90 minutes Regular “sacred” writing time for faculty away from their offices in a distraction free space
Writing-Focused Faculty Learning Communities Yearly Monthly meetings during fall and spring terms Build a community of scholars; provide opportunities for collaboration
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Focus Ongoing and on-demand Varies Provide assessment, research design, statistical, and writing consultation
New Faculty Orientation Yearly Beginning of academic year Awareness of campus’s committee to faculty success and productivity
Faculty Book Groups Several times throughout the semester Three meetings of 60 minutes each Increase knowledge about best practices, building a community of scholars

 

Strategic Planning Committee

 


Faculty Writing Retreats

 


Mini-Writing Retreats

 


Faculty Writing Themed Workshops

 


Write-on-Site Writing Groups

 


Writing-Focused Faculty Learning Communities

 


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Focus

 


New Faculty Orientation

 


Faculty Book Groups