Joining a Writing Group
- Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
- Strand Union Building, 168 - view map
Improve Your Path to Success by Joining a Writing Group.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 SUB 168. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Light snacks provided.)
Presenter: Marilyn Lockhart, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Registration here or you can drop by!
The Center for Faculty Excellence created writing groups using a research-based model beginning Spring 2013 and they have been extremely successful! We will conduct an information session on Thursday September 27 on the model we have used and begin putting people into groups. By attending the information session, you are not committed to joining a group, but you will be considered as being seriously interested.
Participating in a writing group means committing to writing at least 15 to 30 minutes a day, keeping a log of your writing, and meeting weekly with the group to share your results. The group will be expected to provide substantive input – this is not an editing group. Participants earn 1 hour credit for Center membership for attending this information session.
Before the session, you will be expected to view a 55 minute presentation made by Tara Gray from New Mexico State University to MSU faculty at https://camtasia.msu.montana.edu/Relay/Files/tGray/TGrayProlificSchol.html
Background: Research has shown that daily writing, recording keeping, and accountability increases faculty productivity by a factor of nine or ten based upon the number of pages written or revised per year!