Faculty Writing Support

At heart, all campuses are communities of writers. Our Faculty Write Ins and Faculty Writing Retreats offer uninterrupted work time, a distraction-free work place, and a supportive community of peers. Join us to connect with other faculty writers on campus and to set the tone for a productive academic year.

Friday Faculty Write Ins

After a few minutes of check ins and goal setting, we spend our time quietly working together.

  • Time: Friday Mornings, 8:30am to 1:30pm
  • Dates: 9/2, 9/9, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, and 12/9
  • Room: Engineering 1602
  • Sign up: To sign up for one or more dates, please click here.

Co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence and the Writing Across the Curriculum programs.

Faculty Writing Retreats

Write. Focus. Build Community.

Need to get started or make headway on a writing project before the summer months? This three-day retreat offers uninterrupted work time, a distraction-free work place, a supportive and collegial community of peers, and sessions on the habits of mind and resources that support writing productivity. Join us to connect with other faculty writers on campus, work in small groups around individual needs, and reflect on the routines that will support your success.

Co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence and the Writing Across the Curriculum program.

May 2016 Faculty Writing Retreat

Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9 am – 5 pm
Johnson Center

Participant Commitment

Each participant is asked to:

  •  Participate in both days (9:00am-5:00pm) of the retreat;
  •  Choose a specific project to focus on during those days;
  •  Commit to producing the best possible work during the retreat;
  •  Work in supportive small groups on individual projects;
  •  Listen to, encourage, and productively challenge other faculty writers in attendance.

Lunches and space to write (privately and with groups) will be provided.

Click for more information and application process here.

Participation in this event is limited; we will select no more than 20 faculty members to participate. (Please note: should slots begin to fill, preference will be given to faculty in their first three years at Mason.)

Submit applications electronically to wac@gmu.edu.

Application Deadline: May 10th, 2016

Submit applications electronically to wac@gmu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed by the retreat facilitators, the Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program, and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence. Participants will be notified of selection by May 17th, 2016.

Please e-mail retreat facilitators with questions: wac@gmu.edu.