The 2019 CFDE Writing Groups

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence invites all faculty to participate in our annual program of writing groups. The groups are structured around participants' preferences for goals, groupings, frequency, and format. These groups will be small, with four to seven members each.

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 and provide a source for constructive critical feedback on work in progress. Any writing project, whether it’s a book, a journal article, or a grant, can benefit from a writing group.

Again this year we are offering both in-person and virtual writing groups, including online writing accountability groups and Sit Down and Write with the CFDE

The CFDE serves as scheduler and convener, provides support and reading materials as appropriate, sends meeting reminders and online group prompts, 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. 

The writing groups begin meeting January 2019 for the spring semester and are given the option to continue into the following fall.

If you participated in a previous CFDE writing group that is continuing to meet, you do not need to re-enroll via this process. Past participants who are interested in joining a new group are encouraged to re-enroll.

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

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