|Faculty writing seminar begins this fall|
Faculty are invited to participate in a new session of the Faculty Writing Seminar (FWS) to be offered this fall. The FWS meets once a week and functions as a writing group for up to 10 interested faculty. Members of the group participate in two ways: (1) At least once during the semester, each member signs up to receive detailed feedback from other group members on his or her own writing. (2) During the weeks when other group members submit work, each member functions as a reader to provide feedback to other writers.
Although the primary motivation for group participation is usually the chance to receive thoughtful, in-depth comments that can be used to prepare an article for publication, members also benefit from the cross-campus, academically focused interactions. In other words, they get to have fun and stretch their minds by reading and discussing the interesting scholarly work being done by colleagues across campus.
We will meet either Tuesdays or Wednesdays, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Libby Rankin (English and Instructional Development) will lead the group, and copies of her book, "The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals" (Jossey-Bass, 2001), will be provided to participants free of charge. If you are interested in being part of the FWS, please contact Libby at 777-4233 or firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which meeting day works best for you.
-- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233