Writing Groups - 2015-16 Call for Participants

2015-16 Call for Participants

A writing group can offer support, accountability, structure, and camaraderie for faculty in terms of both the process and the product, for writing across the range of types, lengths, stages of development, and goals. It can supply a welcome antidote to the professional isolation that often comes with the task of writing, as well as provide a source for constructive critical feedback on work in progress. 

The CFDE seeks faculty participants for a series of writing groups with different goals, groupings, frequency, and format, based upon the participants' preferences. These groups will be small, with four to seven members each.

This year we are also introducing the option of a virtual, online writing accountability group. At an agreed-upon interval, members will check in online (via email or possibly other means) to discuss progress, accomplishments, goals, barriers, and other related topics.

The CFDE serves as scheduler and convener, provides support and reading materials as appropriate, sends meeting reminders, and secures meeting spaces. The CFDE  also sets up email lists for each group to facilitate planning and communication between group meetings. CFDE associate director Allison Adams will meet once with each group during the semester.

To participate, please complete and submit the questionnaire at this link by November 23, 2015. The writing groups begin meeting January 2016 for the spring semester and are given the option to continue into the following fall.

For more information, contact Allison Adams, 727-5269.

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