Faculty Workshops

FALL 2021 Schedule

AUG 31, 1-1:50pm         FRESH START: Scheduling Methods and Tools for Writing

SEPT 7, 1-1:50pm          FRESH START: Writing through Resistance

SEPT 15, 1-1:50pm        Write at Speed: Draft Quickly/Edit Slowly

SEPT 23, 12-1:30pm     Balancing Caregiving & Academic Work (Guest Speaker)

OCT 13, 12-12:50pm     Manage Email & Distractions to (re)Prioritize Writing 

OCT 26, 12-12:50pm.    Collaborative Writing: Simple Rules

FRESH START: Scheduling Methods & Tools for Writing

AUG 31, 1-1:50pm

FRESH START workshops focus on the science of new beginnings, habit formation, and project planning to help writers return to this semester–and writing–anew. This is the first of two FACULTY Writes FRESH START workshops for fall 2021.

This session introduces writers to planning systems and strategies that help us prioritize writing in our schedules. Come and learn what methods and tools work best for you.

FRESH START: Writing through Resistance

SEPT 7, 1-1:50pm

FRESH START workshops focus on the science of new beginnings, habit formation, and project planning to help writers return to this semester–and writing–anew. This is the second FACULTY Writes FRESH START workshops for fall 2021.

This workshop focuses on techniques to identify, accept, and work through writing resistance. 

Write at Speed: Draft Quickly/Edit Slowly

SEPT 15, 1-1:50pm

This workshop covers strategies that help writers draft quickly (and edit slowly) to increase overall writing productivity and satisfaction. It will also explore what it takes to “write for speed” regularly so that writers can build momentum on a project over the semester.

Balancing Caregiving & Academic Work with Dr. Christine Tully

SEPT 23, 12-1:30pm

Negotiating the time constraints for academic research and writing with caregiving requires innovative strategies. Discover a set of flexible, time efficient strategies and tools for writing and working that permit you to adapt to changing caregiving circumstances in the age of COVID-19. This workshop is designed for faculty, graduate students, researchers and postdoctoral fellows with caregiving responsibilities.

 

Manage Email & Distractions to (re)Prioritize Writing

OCT 13, 12-12:50pm

This workshop considers Cal Newport’s articulation of the “hyperactive hive mind” and how our attempts to manage email impact our writing quality and quantity. We will collectively consider new strategies for managing email and distractions so that we might (re)focus on the important work of writing our research and scholarship.

Collaborative Writing: Simple Rules

OCT 26, 12-12:50pm

This workshop provides writers with ten rules that will support their writing with collaborators. We will discuss data management, agreements, timelines, and more in the context of writers coming together to co-produce manuscripts and proposals.