Resources for Faculty and Staff

Here are a few great options for starting this semester.

1. Join a peer writing group to boost your productivity in a collaborative environment.

  • The CWE will help each group establish guidelines and procedures and provide $300 in reimbursable funds for lunch and coffee. Register by October 1, 2016 so we can form fall groups.

2. Grants for faculty and staff, click here for grant application and more information.

  • Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy
    • Collaborative. This grant is meant to encourage and support faculty and staff who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes and programs. $1,000 stipend for each participant, up to 5 collaborators. Offered for fall and spring terms.
    • Individual: This grant is meant to encourage and support teaching faculty in full-time, ongoing positions who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes. $1,000 stipend. Offered fall and spring terms.
    • For those interested in applying for the Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy Grant, you might find this list helpful:  List of Some Common Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy
  • Summer Scholarship. This grant is meant to encourage faculty to do writing-related scholarly research. $3,000 stipend.  Offered for summer only.
  • Reimbursable Funds. For writing-related travel, speakers, resources (books, software, equipment, etc.). Up to $2,500 in reimbursable related expenses.

3. Attend a Writing Boot Camp for faculty and staff. Upcoming dates and program information here.

  • Writing boot camps enable faculty and staff to devote a full day exclusively to their writing projects. They are a great way to launch or make progress on your research/creative/professional writing project.
  • Boot camp is NOT a writing workshop.  It is a quiet space that allows you to direct your undivided attention to your writing.

    We provide a quiet place, table space, power for your computer, lunch, breaks, and hot/cold beverages throughout the day. And uninterrupted time to concentrate. Email, tweets, phone calls, and other distractions are not allowed, except during breaks and lunch.

 

Contact Paula Rosinski, 5842 if you have questions about any of these available resources.