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May 1 – September 11

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites your participation in the 2020 Summer Writing Group (SWG) Program from May 1 to September 11. This program brings together faculty members from all disciplines and career stages in small groups to spur writing productivity and foster cross-disciplinary connections. The SWG incorporates Special Topics Luncheons.

SWG registration has closed.


SWG Orientation Session – (May 1, 12:00 – 1:30 PM)

This orientation session is open only for those previously registered for the 2020 Summer Writing Group program. At this orientation, participants will hear from program alums, meet their assigned writing group members and plan their summer writing projects as a group. Suzanne Lye will present,”That’s Impossible! Making Time to Write When There Isn’t Any.” We anticipate that this session will be held via Zoom per University mandates around COVID-19.

Suzanne Lye, Department of Classics
Darin Knapp, Center for Faculty Excellence


Special Topics Sessions

Developing a Habit of Writing (May 14, 12:00 – 1:30 PM)
Darin Knapp, Center for Faculty Excellence

We’ve all heard that a key to successful writing is to develop a habit of it: to engage in writing as a routine that is practiced regularly. In this workshop, we’ll consider development of a writing habit from theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics will include:

  • Why Develop a Habit of Writing?
  • Writing Habits of Contemporary and Historical Writers
  • Developing a Habit of Writing: What Can Psychology and Neurobiology Tell Us?
  • Developing a Habit of Writing: Barriers and Strategies for Overcoming Them
  • Creating Your Individualized Plan for Developing a Habit of Writing
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Writing With and Writing As an International Scholar (May 29, 12:00 – 1:30 PM)
Gigi Taylor, Senior English Language Specialist, The Writing Center

Are you collaborating with international scholars? Are you writing in English as an additional language? Join Senior English Language Specialist, Gigi Taylor, for this conversation about the challenges, opportunities, strategies, and resources for productive collaborative writing in multilingual collaborations.

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Think Research Impact Before Publication (June 26, 12:00 – 1:30 PM)
Jamie Conklin, Health Sciences Librarian

Bring your laptops and abstracts/topics for this practical and impactful Summer Writing Group Special Topics Session where we partner with the University Libraries staff to help you navigate the many decisions you must make around publishing your scholarly work. Topics will include:

• Finding the best fit journal or publisher for your scholarly project
• Keeping rights to post or re-use your work
• Increasing access to your work and tracking its reach

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Publishing Your Work (July 16, 12:00 – 1:30 PM)
Gary Beck Dallaghan, School of Medicine

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SWG 2019 Celebration – Writers Share Successes and Challenges (September 11, time TBD)