Faculty Retreats

  • 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.
  • During the semester, the 1 &/or 2-Day retreat formats 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.
  • Each day includes morning and afternoon writing session, totaling 5 - 6 hours of paced writing.
  • Retreats open with a short session on retreat writing goals and scheduling strategies for faculty to get organized, focused, and make the most of the writing time on FRIDAY and/or SATURDAY.
  • 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 sites at the CSU Mountain Campus.

2020 Retreat Schedule - Summer

MAY 4-DAY All-Faculty Intensive Writing Retreat

MAY 26-29

Held remotely on either TEAMS or Zoom

This 4-day ALL-FACULTY writing retreat offers faculty an early-summer opportunity to begin summer projects.  Summer retreats afford research writers concentrated writing time to build momentum and make speedy progress on writing project(s). 

To support safe working environments for writers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will run retreats remotely during summer 2020. To support the needs of writers who are working from home, we are offering 3 schedules for the Summer Intensive Week-Long Retreat:

Schedule 1: All Day, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Schedule 2: Morning writing 8:30-noon

Schedule 3: Afternoon writing 1-4:30pm

Jr. Faculty Women Writers Retreat

JUNE 22 - 24, 2020

8:30am - 4:30pm | Held Remotely on Zoom

This retreat is designed for women-identified junior faculty who are pre-tenure. Junior faculty members who are relatively new to CSU are especially encouraged to apply. The retreat focuses on establishing healthy writing practices and gender-specific strategies upon which attendees may build successful, writing-rich careers in academe.

JUNE WOMEN Faculty Writers Retreat

JUNE 29 - JULY 3, 2020

Held remotely on Zoom

4th Annual Women Faculty Writers Retreat! A designated time and space for women faculty to make great progress on summer writing projects in a supportive environment.

To support safe working environments for writers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will run retreats remotely during summer 2020. To support the needs of writers who are working from home, we are offering 3 schedules for the Women Faculty Writing Retreat:

Schedule 1: All Day, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Schedule 2: Morning writing 8:30-noon

Schedule 3: Afternoon writing 1-4:30pm

Faculty & Researchers of Color Writing Retreat

Postponed to September 11-12, 2020

8:30am - 4:30pm

Co-organized with Dr. Tori Arthur from the Journalism & Media Communication Studies Department, this retreat is designed to support CSU Faculty & Researchers of Color writers and includes lunch with discussions on writing practice and production.

Faculty Retreat Reservation Form

    You will receive confirmation of registration within 48 hours (usually). You will receive an information email with itinerary one week before the event.
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Prior FACULTY Retreats

2020 
2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH (remote) & APRIL (remote) Week-Long: MAY (remote) 
Women FAC: June (remote) 
Jr. Women FAC: June (remote)

2019 
1 or 2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY 
Women FAC: June
Jr. Women FAC: July (3 Day, Mt. Campus)

2018
2-Day: MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY
Jr. Women FAC: June (2.5 Day, Mt. Campus) 
Women FAC: June (week-long)

2017
2-Day: MARCH
Week-Long: MAY
Women FAC: June (week-long)