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2020-21 Large Group Meetings and Saturday / Mini Workshops

Large Group Meetings:

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. – Are You Ready for a New Semester? 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 4:30–5:30 p.m. – Teaching Circles and Mini-Grants (facilitated by Rachel DeSoto-Jackson)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 3:304:30 p.m. – Reflection On Hybrid Teaching Practice (co-facilitated by Veronica Paz and Mimi Benjamin)

Thursday, November 5, 3:30–4:30 p.m. and Friday, November 6, 10:00–11:00 a.m. – Faculty Supporting Faculty During Challenging Times (facilitated by Holly Branthoover)

Thursday, December 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m. – Reflection on Remote Teaching Practice (facilitated by Jacqueline McGinty) 

Saturday and Mini Workshops:

Strategies for Developing Productive Writing Habits and Writing for Publication 

Faculty routinely struggle with finding time to write, making progress on writing projects, and staying positive about writing for publication; the pandemic has made writing for publication even more challenging. This workshop offers research-supported strategies for making successful progress on writing for publication, drawn from the body of research on expert academic writers as well as ongoing research on faculty writers by the presenter. We’ll discuss successful models for making regular writing progress on publications including scheduling writing time, goal setting, writing groups, fostering positive dispositions, and help attendees develop a plan for a project they’d like to work on this term. The initial session will present strategies and a larger framework. 

Two follow-up sessions will be open for faculty writers to check in on their goals, share progress and drafts, talk about their writing projects. If you plan to attend the follow-up sessions, please bring a piece of writing (no more than five pages) that you would like to discuss or get feedback on.    

Facilitated by: Dana Driscoll, professor of English and director of the Jones White Writing

Initial Workshop: September 24, 2020, 4:00–5:45 p.m. via Zoom

Follow-Up Session: October 22, 2020, 4:00–5:00 p.m. via Zoom