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Office of the
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Faculty Writing Initiative

The Faculty Writing Initiative supports faculty in achieving their academic and creative goals through work on writing projects of any kind—such as grant applications, book chapters, articles, essays, creative work, conference presentations.

Apply to participate in the Summer Writing Bootcamp for Faculty

Want to get the summer off to a strong start and lay a foundation for achieving your writing goals?  Supported by the Provost’s Office, the Faculty Writing Initiative(FWI) is offering a a five-day summer writing boot camp that will support faculty in achieving their academic and creative goals through work on writing projects of any kind—such as grant applications, book chapters, articles, essays, creative work, conference presentations.

Based on successful programs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison,  Texas Christian University, and other institutions, the Summer Writing Bootcamp is designed to provide structured writing time so that faculty can make substantial progress on writing projects and transition from the spring semester into a summer of productive work.  Each day of the Bootcamp will begin with goal setting and end with progress check-ins and brief discussions about writing strategies, to bring structure and a sense of community to the solitary work of writing.  Lunch (and snacks!) will be provided, and participants may opt to attend one-hour workshops scheduled throughout the Summer Writing Bootcamp devoted to topics such as processing reviewer feedback and handling rejection; using citation generation programs (i.e. Zotero), and developing an accessible academic tone and style in writing. Please note that facilitators and participants will not be reading and responding to each other’s writing, rather you will encourage each other in building a sustainable and productive writing practice for the rest of the summer.

365体育投注Faculty across all ranks, including non-tenure track, are encouraged to apply, and selected participants will meet from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on May 20, 21, 27, 28, and 29 at Miller Nichols Library. Participants must be able to attend all five days.   

If you’re interested in participating in the Summer Writing Bootcamp for Faculty, you can  by April 10, 2020. Applicants will be selected to ensure that the Bootcamp serves writers from all disciplines and across all ranks in university.

Facilitators for the Summer Writing Bootcamps will be Dr. Antonio Byrd, Assistant Professor of English and Dr.  Jane Greer365体育投注, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Both Drs. Byrd and Greer focus their research and scholarship on Writing Studies and Rhetoric and have enjoyed considerable success as writers as well as their fair share of writerly frustrations, anxieties, and disappointments. They have both participated in a variety of initiatives and workshops designed to support faculty writing, and they are eager to help launch this new initiative.

If you have any questions, please email  Dr. Byrd (antoniobyrd@medyumyasemen.com) or Dr. Greer (greerj@medyumyasemen.com).