Faculty Workshops

Agile Planning for Your Semester Writing

AUG 31, 2-3:30pm

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: ZOOM

Attendees will learn agile methods and proven scheduling strategies to plan their research or scholarly writing schedule this semester. These approaches will help writers prioritize writing in their schedules while assuring they have also included for rest, recreation, and other life-affirming activities. A goal of this session is for participants to leave with a realistic and workable writing schedule that both supports their semester goals and helps build momentum on writing projects.

Write Habits: Avoid Procrastination Loops

SEPT 7, 2-2:30pm

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP: LSC 310

This workshop brings together known techniques for habit formation with new findings about procrastination to guide faculty and researchers to create a regular writing practice. We will explore ways to identify and address barriers that may keep us from writing regularly as well as proven techniques to create a better writing habit. This workshop is capped at 25 participants.

4-Hour ARTICLE DRAFT

SEPT 15, 12-12:50pm + two 2-hour sessions OCT 20 & OCT 27, 12-2pm

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: ZOOM

This session introduces an experimental workshop designed for writers to produce a draft article in 4 hours. We will explore the preparation for the two 2-hr writing sessions in October (10/20 and 10/27). Attendees will do best if they have all data, literature, and clarity of findings/analysis/interpretations. We will be bold and explore what is possible with preparation and deep work, together.

Research Journals & Logs: Build Writing Momentum

SEPT 13, 1-1:50pm

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP: LSC 306

This workshop covers multiple types and strategies for tracking the steps and progress of writing projects. There’s not only one best way to track writing, but there may be a best way for you at this point in your research or scholarly career. We will identify tracking categories that will help you build momentum on your project no matter if you prefer hard-copy journals, spreadsheets, Googledocs, or other. This workshop is capped at 30 participants.

Agile Methods for Collaborative Writing

SEPT 28, 1-1:50pm

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: ZOOM

This information session draws on Agile project management strategies that were created for software development that can also support collaborative writers through the iterations of co-authoring manuscripts and proposals. We will learn from the research and work of Rebecca Pope-Ruark and other scholars of collaborative writing. Writers may wish to attend with their co-authors so that they can engage with the methods post-session. The session will be recorded for future reference

Write at Speed I: Basics of Drafting Quickly/Editing Slowly

OCT 3, 1-1:50pm

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: ZOOM

This information session 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.

Write at Speed II: Advanced Methods & Practice

OCT 6, 12-12:50pm

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP: LSC 312

This workshop covers additional strategies writers can use to draft quickly (and edit slowly) during a writing session and to learn methods that can build writing focus and endurance. Writers should plan to practice writing on a current writing project. (This workshop is capped at 40)

Collaborative Writing across Differences

OCT 11, 1-1:50pm

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION: ZOOM

This workshop considers the role the differences among writers play in our collaborations. We recognize that our professional and cultural differences can both enrich our writing (process, practices, and products) as well as challenge our assumptions and ways of writing. We will explore writing style awareness, crafting inclusive writing cultures, and strategies for engaging with colleagues across our professional and cultural differences (shaped by race, gender, sexuality, discipline, program, rank, nationality, language, generation, and writing experiences/preferences).