FACULTY Workshops



How to Prioritize Research Writing in 2019-20

SEPT 20, 12-12:50 (LSC 304)

This workshop provides information about multiple strategies to schedule and make room (time and space) for your proposal or manuscript writing this academic year. We will consider proven methods for building momentum and maintaining focus even during the most hectic of semesters.  This is the first workshop of the BUILD MOMENTUM Series for Fall 2019.


Your Writing Group (to join or to gather tips for your existing group)

SEPT 20, 1-1:50 (LSC 304)

Writing groups help researchers and faculty build accountability into their writing practice. Attend this session if you are interested in joining a writing group or wish to brush up on best ways to keep your existing writing group going! This workshop draws on research and best methods for organizing and participating in a writing group.


Develop a Sustainable Writing Practice

SEPT 27, 12-1:30pm (LSC 304)

This workshop brings together research on writing productivity, deliberate practice (studies of expertise), habit formation, and procrastination in light of faculty career development. If writing is the singular most important career-building activity we do as academics, it is also a practice that must be structured and sustained for us to build our careers. This workshop considers the role of professional writing in the realities of publish/perish pressures and the era of distraction. It is the second workshop of the BUILD MOMENTUM Series for Fall 2019.


Write for Speed

OCT 4, 12-1:30pm (LSC 322)

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.

This is the final workshop of the BUILD MOMENTUM Series for fall 2019. The first 30 faculty participants in the series will receive a CSU Writes “Writer & Editor” Headsweats hat to announce when writing...or editing...is in progress.

CSU Writes "Writing in Progress"

Announce "Writing in Progress" to those who may wish to interrupt your writing time with a CSU Writes "Writing in Progress" writing cap.

Attend one of the February Workshops and receive a cap.

More than a gimmick, writing caps are a tried and true strategy for signaling to other and to yourself that you are "in session."

Stylish and functional and just plain fun, these are high-quality and manufactured by Headsweats. Made for both running and writing at speed!



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Workshop themes...

CLOCKWORK MUSE offerings explore scheduling for inspired scholarly writing. The title refers to Eviatar Zerubavel's Clockwork Muse. (TIME, MOMENTUM)

WRITE FOR SPEED offerings address strategies for separating drafting from editing to write more efficiently. Sometimes you must "go slow to go fast." (TIME, MOMENTUM)

WRITING AS PRACTICE offerings consider the various ways we write regularly--These workshops tend to bring in new, exciting research/publications from productivity experts on such topics as: "Deep Work," habits of successful academic writers, juggling multiple writing projects (SPACE, TIME, MOMENTUM)

ACADEMIC SYLE offerings consider "the art of summary," jargonitis (chronic & overuse of jargon), qualities of "stinky" academic writing,  elements of stylish academic writing, and tools for English Language Learners (STYLE)

SPECIAL TOPICS offerings include guest speakers and panels who present on such topics as: Women in Academe, "Myths We Stall By," "Becoming a Public Scholar," "Sitting Down to Write Mindfully" and more (SPACE, TIME, MOMENTUM, STYLE)