Faculty Workshops

SPRING 2020 Schedule

TUESDAY TALKS and Spring 2020 Workshops will be held on ZOOM. Register for workshops below. 

Create Your "Shelter in Place" Research Writing Action Plan

THUR, APR 9, 3-4:30pm

Held Remotely on ZOOM : Register Below

The COVID-19 pandemic and our current “shelter in place” mandates have forced us to revise our semester’s research writing plans. This workshop draws on best practices and recommendations from studies on faculty productivity, on writing containment, and the craft of research writing so that we might consider what will work best for us in our own particular home-based research writing circumstances. We will talk about creating flexible SMART & Stretch GOALS to keep us focused daily and weekly. We will consider methods for maintaining daily writing focus, even as the world is changing rapidly in unexpected ways hour by hour. At the end of the workshop, participants will have crafted a flexible, purpose driven research writing action plan to support their current submission and publishing goals.

Working with Graduate Students as Writers

FRI, APR 17, 12-1:30pm

Held Remotely on ZOOM : Register Below

This workshop provides methods for providing feedback and guidance to graduate students about their writing. Publishing and increased productivity imperatives for faculty advisors/mentors create new challenges when guiding graduate students through the research (manuscript and proposal) writing processes.

TUESDAY TALKS SERIES, 2-2:50pm

"Shelter in Place" & Research Writing Topics

APRIL 14:     SOLITUDE & RESEARCH WRITING

APRIL 21:   JUST WHELMED

APRIL 28:   REST & GRIT

MAY 5:       COLLABORATION

MAY 12:     TRANSITIONS

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PREVIOUSLY HELD WORKSHOPS - SPRING 2020

The Magic Writing Workshop

FRI, JAN 31, 12-1:30pm

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Researchers commonly long for the “magic bullet” or single writing workshop that will fix their writing challenges. Look no further: this is the workshop so many seek!

Well, actually, it may not fix all of your writing needs or concerns, but it will definitely address some of the best ways to prioritize and approach academic writing productivity and life-long expertise building. Attendees will organize a research project schedule for the semester, learn proven writing productivity strategies, and identify specific areas and methods to suit their writing goals and needs. See, magic!

Habit Formation to Build & Sustain Writing Momentum

FRI, FEB 7, 12-1:30pm

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This workshop brings together known techniques for habit formation with new findings about procrastination to guide faculty to create a regular writing practice. Getting started on a writing project started can seem to be the most challenging step—only to be followed by the challenges of building and sustaining momentum on the project.

Write for Speed

FRI, FEB 21, 12-1:30pm

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This workshop is one of the most popular workshops CSU Writes offers. And, with good reason: it 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. The first 20 faculty to RSVP for and attend the workshop will receive a CSU Writes “Writer/Editor” Headsweats hat to announce when writing is in progress.