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In-Person Meetings

INNOVATE common space
H.T. Sampson Library
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

September 17 & 23
October 8,14 & 28
November 12 & 19
December 2
January 27
February 11 & 17
March 2, 17 & 31
April 6 & 21

Writing Group Resources

* Peer Review Team Suggestions
* Gamify Your Writing Group
* Collaborating Considerately with Google Docs

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Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric and Research

ScholarsWrite Writing Circle

Writing constitutes a central activity in the professional lives of faculty.  To help you boost your writing productivity, reflect on the connection between your writing life and your writing pedagogy, and share the joys and tribulations of writing, the Center for University Scholars is supporting a variety of scholarly writing programs for faculty.

Scholarly Writers' Accountability Groups (SWAGs) provide faculty colleagues with practical and tactical suggestions and support to make scholarship a priority in the context of their professional and personal obligations.  If you form one of these groups today, you will not read and comment on each other's work but will help one another set concrete objectives for scholarly production, devise clear strategies and timelines for meeting these goals, and remain accountable to accomplishing the tasks and benchmarks that have been identified. 

Peer review teams bring together faculty writers who read and comment on each other's work.  These groups can be interdisciplinary or consist of members from related fields.  Each team decides on its own procedural rules: how often to met, how may pages will be presented for comment, and what types of feedback will be provided.  You may also form one of these groups at the #ScholarsWrite monthly meetings.

Often described as "writing boot camps" or "hunker downs," writing retreats help faculty "get in the mood" and focus singularly on their writing.  These monthly meetings serve that function and allow you to get together as faculty and commit to writing in a common space for a certain number of hours with no external distractions.

Virtual writing circles can serve any of the functions list above but can do so remotely.  The Center has established a Twitter account specifically for ScholarsWrite, and every Tuesday afternoon the account will call on engaged faculty to set asid time for a writing retreat and will allow to share their SWAG goals for the week.  For peer review teams, sharing materials via Google Docs is a way to meet virtually when the face-to-face writing circle is not in session.