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. 

To see an overview ongoing programs, please consult our Writing Support summary page.

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  • Academic Writing Consultants

    The Faculty Hub offers a professional development service that provides faculty the opportunity to work with a writing consultant on projects such as major articles, book proposals, book chapters, major external grants, and major external fellowships.

    Feedback and guidance from writing consultants 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 professionals 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 consultations are both possible. For example, instead of one-on-one consultations, 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 consultations, 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 Kitty Maynard 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 currently hosts Writing Accountability Groups. These groups meet regularly to write together and help hold each other accountable for writing time. The members do not necessarily have a disciplinary connection or an interest to share each other’s work. Each writing group will receive a budget of up to $150 per group for supplies, refreshments, etc. to support their writing. Learn more and register here.

    If you have questions or other ideas for writing groups, please contact Kitty Maynard