FACULTY WRITING RETREATS

SPRING & SUMMER 2019

SPRING 2019 RETREAT SCHEDULE

To attend, complete a Reservation Form below. Retreats are capped at 12-20 faculty, depending on the retreat.

 

February FACULTY Retreat

FEB 21, 22, &/or 23 (Thur 3-5pm, Fri 8:30-4:30, Sat 8:30-4:30)

The first of this semester's 1- &/or 2-DAY Writing Retreat (register for the Fridays and/or Saturdays that fit your schedule). Attend the Thursday afternoon session (3-5pm) to set goals, get focused, and make the most out of your retreat.

 

FACULTY & RESEARCHERS OF COLOR Retreat

 FEB 28/MAR 1 &/or 2 (Thur 3-5pm, Fri 8:30-4:30, Sat 8:30-4:30)

Co-organized with Dr. Tori Arthur from the Journalism & Media Communication Studies Department, this retreat is designed to support CSU Faculty & Researchers of Color  and includes FROC-specific discussions about writing practice, resiliency, and productivity.

 

March FACULTY Retreat

MAR 28, 29, &/or 30 (Thur 3-5pm, Fri 8:30-4:30, Sat 8:30-4:30)

Post-Spring Break Writing Retreat: 1- & 2-DAY Writing Retreats (register for the Fridays and/or Saturdays that fit your schedule). Attend the Thursday afternoon session (3-5pm) to set goals, get focused, and make the most out of your retreat.

 

NSF & NSF-CAREER Retreat

APR 5-6 (Fri 4-6pm, Sat 8:30-4:30)

Co-organized with Office of the Vice-President for Research, this retreat is designed for NSF and NSF-CAREER grant writers. A great opportunity for researchers looking to make significant progress on their CAREER proposal and for seasoned NSF writers who need "deadlines" at a time when NSF has done away with deadlines in many of its core programs.

The retreat includes presentations by Dr. Stu Tobet and Dr. Mallory Shields. Lunch provided.

(If you wish to sign up for the NSF-CAREER writing/editing group but cannot attend this retreat, you can do so at: https://csuwrites.colostate.edu/faculty-editing/

 

April FACULTY Retreat

APR 18, 19, &/or 20 (Thur 3-5pm, Fri 8:30-4:30, Sat 8:30-4:30)

The third of the semester's 1- & 2-DAY Writing Retreat (register for the Fridays and/or Saturdays that fit your schedule). Attend the Thursday afternoon session (3-5pm) to set goals, get focused, and make the most out of your retreat.

 

4-DAY SUMMER FACULTY Retreat

MAY 28-31 (Tuesday-Friday 8:30-4:30)

This 4-day writing retreat offers faculty an early-summer opportunity to begin summer projects.  This summer retreat is held on campus.

 

Women FACULTY Week-Long Retreat 

JUNE 24-28 (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30)

A designated time and space for women faculty to make great progress on summer writing projects in a supportive environment.

 

Jr. Women Faculty Mountain Campus

JULY 7-10 (TBA)

Held at CSU’s Mountain Campus, this retreat will focus on establishing healthy writing practices and gender-specific strategies upon which attendees may build successful, writing-rich careers in academe.  It is a retreat designed for women-identified junior faculty and is limited to 13 faculty participants who are pre-tenure. Junior faculty members who are relatively new to CSU are especially encouraged to apply.

To submit an application to attend the Women Junior Faculty Retreat on the Mountain Campus, please email CSU Writes at csuwrites@colostate.edu with the following information:

Your Name, Department, College, Number of Years as Faculty Member

Use “Women Junior Faculty Retreat Application” in the email subject line.

Note: Because retreat availability is highly allocated, it is possible you will not be accepted automatically. In instances where a particular college’s space may already be filled at the time of your application, your name will be placed on a waitlist and you will be notified of your acceptance only off a spot opens. In the event that you are not able to participate in the writing retreat for Junior Women Faculty, please consider registering for the on-campus retreat for women faculty that will be held at the end of June.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

FACULTY Writes Retreats are capped between 12-20 faculty writers, depending on the retreat. Select retreats are designated for women, faculty of color, Jr. faculty, grant writers or other groups.

1- & 2-Day Retreats: You pick whether to attend the FRIDAY session only, to attend the SATURDAY session only, or to attend both the FRIDAY & SATURDAY session.

This pick-your-day retreat allows faculty to select what serves their busy schedules best.

   Don't want to write on the weekend but can clear a Friday? Elect to attend FRIDAY-ONLY.

   Can't spare time on a Friday, but would love to reserve a Saturday for writing? Elect to attend the S

Each of the 1- & 2-Day Retreats opens with a short  THURSDAY session on retreat writing goals and scheduling strategies to help faculty get organized, focused, and make the most of the writing time on FRIDAY and/or SATURDAY. While attending this session, it is optional, if you cannot attend or will be otherwise ready to write on Friday/Saturday.

All retreats include a distraction-free space (participants switch off email, phone, and text messaging--unless awaiting an urgent call); and morning coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and a variety of energy-boosting snacks.

Retreats are generally held on CSU main campus. Although, some specialty retreats may be held on such other CSU sites at the Mountain Campus.

FACULTY RETREAT RESERVATION FORM

 

 

Testimonials

I feel productive in retreats. It creates a good space and time to thrive. 

Superb experience. I valued the setting (quiet room, others present, coffee, water) and the guidance (culture of writing, potential for groups, reminders, proctoring).

Retreats give me considerable space (literally in my head) to focus on writing projects.

I have trouble balancing my writing with my administrative responsibilities... The quiet time and snacks are most helpful.