Writing Support

The Faculty Hub supports faculty in their work as writers as they prepare presentations, publications, and grant applications. See below for a few examples. 
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  • Writing Accountability

    If you’re looking for someone to hold you accountable as you make progress in your writing, connect with another person or two (or three), write, and check in with each other regularly, you need a writing accountability partner or group.   

    How to find a writing accountability partner? 

    Sign up on this sheet or reach out to someone else who’s signed up.  (Once you find a partner, please remove your name, or ask someone in the Faculty Hub to remove it for you.) 

  • Write on Site

    (in-person and virtual options)  

    Consider taking part in the Faculty Hub Write on Site sessions which offer a chance to write in community with others. Beginning the week of August 29 and continuing throughout the fall semester, we will hold both virtual and in-person writing sessions: In-person sessions are Thursdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m.; virtual sessions are Fridays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Drop in when you are able and stay for as long as you like—we will be here to help you keep focused. If you are interested in participating virtually, please contact Jane Bise (jbise@richmond.edu) for log-in information; if you would like to join us in-person, just come by, sign in, make a coffee, and find a comfortable spot!  

  • Writing Coaches

    In Fall term 2022, the Faculty Hub is piloting a new professional development service that provides faculty the opportunity to work with a writing coach on projects such as major articles, book proposals, book chapters, major external grants, and major external fellowships.  

    Feedback and guidance from writing coaches could be useful at early stages of a project, at key moments in the writing process, and before completed drafts or works are to be submitted for external peer review. Our writing coaches are successful members of the academic community who remain active in professional disciplines. Their expertise spans a range of disciplines; while not every discipline is represented, our coaches have experiences that can apply to a wide range of faculty interests.  

    If you would like to use this service, please complete this brief form. Once you’ve completed the form, you will be paired with a coach to arrange for in-person or Zoom meetings, as mutually preferred. In-person meetings will be held in a quiet room in the Teaching and Scholarship Hub (Faculty Hub) on the third floor of Boatwright Library. 

    One-on-one or small group coaching are both possible. For example, instead of one-on-one coaching, two faculty initiating independent book proposals, two or three faculty working on different grant proposals, or two or more faculty working collaboratively on a grant proposal might wish to meet with a coach together in a small group. If you wish to meet in a group, please have only one member of the group complete the form. The form will provide you a place to list additional members.  

    For more information on this service, an introduction to our coaches, and how to request support, please review this document 

  • Writing Retreats

    The Faculty Hub is pleased to host writing retreats – in our space or virtually – throughout the academic year. Open to both tenure and non-tenure-track faculty from all five schools, writing retreats are designed to offer faculty extended, dedicated time to work on their scholarship within a loosely structured and supportive writing environment.  See below for information about upcoming retreats. We are also happy to organize a retreat for your writing group or department upon request. Please reach out to Kylie Korsnack with questions or to request a writing retreat for your group! 

    Please see our events page for information on any upcoming writing retreats.

  • Writing Groups

    The Faculty Hub is available to facilitate the creation of writing groups among faculty. We are also happy to host the group in our space or on Zoom. We are currently hosting several faculty writing groups – both in-person and virtual – to help faculty integrate more time for writing within their weekly schedules. The goal of a Faculty Hub Writing Group is generally not to gain feedback from one another but instead to simply write in community together. However, individual groups may choose to set their own structures and objectives to better align with the goals of those within the group. If you are interested in joining or starting a writing group, please contact Kylie Korsnack.