Faculty Retreats

CSU Writes faculty retreats provide

SPRING 2022 Schedule

FEB 1 &/or 2-day Writing Retreat

FEB 4 / 5 (8:30-4:30)

Hybrid option: All discussion and writing sessions are held on ZOOM. On FRIDAYS, the pre-morning start (8:30-8:50) and lunch (12-12:50) include in-person conversation sessions at the LSC. SATURDAY retreats are held entirely on ZOOM.

Prep your spring writing projects at this early semester retreat. This 1 or 2-Day Intensive Writing Retreat (you pick which days to attend) is designed to help faculty organize and launch their spring semester writing. A one or two-day retreat is a great place to pick up a stalled project or to start building momentum early in the semester. These retreats include short introductory sessions for conversation and project planning in the morning on Friday and Saturday.

FEB 1-day Grant Writes Retreat #1

FEB 19 (8:30-4:30) ZOOM

This retreat pairs information sessions with writing sessions so that researchers might use start, plan, or draft their proposals. While open to ALL grant writers (researchers and faculty) at CSU, the timing of this retreat is ideal for early career writers planning to apply for the NSF-CAREER. However, ALL grant writers are welcome and can benefit.

Those writing to non-deadline NSF programs can benefit greatly from this retreat by setting a deadline and  making progress toward that submission goal. Includes speakers from the OVPR and CSU proposal writing experts.

MARCH Writing Retreat

MAR 25 / 26 (8:30-4:30)

Hybrid option: All discussion and writing sessions are held on ZOOM. On FRIDAYS, the pre-morning start (8:30-8:50) and lunch (12-12:50) include in-person conversation sessions at the LSC. SATURDAY retreats are held entirely on ZOOM.

Welcome to mid-semester! This 1 or 2-Day Intensive Writing Retreat (you pick which days to attend) is designed to help faculty maintain momentum on their spring writing. A one or two-day retreat is a great place to pick up a stalled project or to continue building momentum. These retreats include short introductory sessions for conversation and project planning in the morning on Friday and Saturday.

APR 1-day Grant Writes Retreat #2

APR 2 (8:30-4:30) ZOOM

Using a similar format with added/new presentations, this retreat pairs information sessions with writing sessions to help researchers start, plan, or draft their proposals. Open to ALL grant writers (researchers and faculty) at CSU with designated sessions for NSF Career writers. Includes speakers from the OVPR and CSU proposal writing experts.

APRIL Writing Retreat

APR 15 / 16 (8:30-4:30)

Hybrid option: All discussion and writing sessions are held on ZOOM. On FRIDAYS, the pre-morning start (8:30-8:50) and lunch (12-12:50) include in-person conversation sessions at the LSC. SATURDAY retreats are held entirely on ZOOM.

Begin to wrap your spring writing projects at this retreat. This is the final of the semester’s 1- or 2-Day Intensive Writing Retreats. It is designed to help faculty maintain momentum as we move into the final weeks of the semester.  It includes short introductory sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings.

MAY Week-Long Writing Retreat

MAY 23 - 27 (8:30-4:30)

TBD

This 5-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).  This retreat is ideal for NSF Career proposal writers who wish to draft/edit/gather feedback for the CSU-RAO internal review process.

To support safe working environments for writers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will decide mid-semester if we can hold the summer retreats in person. 

Jr. FAC Women's 3-Day Writing Retreat

June 6 - 8 (8:30-4:30)

TBD

A 3-day professional development and writing retreat for Jr. Faculty Women. This retreat includes career-building conversations focused on writing practices/production, writing healthfully, and opportunities for cross-campus networking and conversations. Non-tenure-track faculty and researchers are welcome. This retreat is capped at 12.

To support safe working environments for writers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will decide mid-semester if we can hold the summer retreats in person. 

JUNE-JULY Women Faculty Week-Long Writing Retreat

JUNE 27 - JULY 1 (8:30-4:30)

TBD

This is our 6th Annual Women Faculty Writers Retreat! A designated time and space for women faculty to make great progress on summer writing projects in a supportive, collegial environment.

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 decide mid-semester if we can hold the summer retreats in person. 

FACULTY Retreats of Years Past

2021 (remote)

2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, SEPT, OCT, NOV

Week-Long: MAY, JUNE, Wm FAC, Jr, Wm FAC

 

2020 

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

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)