Publish, Not Perish: Wed, Sept 6, 9:00-10:30, ENR2 Building, Room S107, RSVP required
While most faculty struggle to publish enough, research on academic writing has found that small changes in work habits can lead to large gains in productivity, as well as make writing more enjoyable. Drawing from this research, this workshop focuses on strategies for increasing your scholarly output. In evaluations from previous years, 95% of respondents agreed that they benefited from this workshop.
Faculty Writing Group Launch: Wed, Sept 20, 2:30-3:30, Old Main, Silver & Sage Room, RSVP required
Research shows that faculty writing groups improve publication rates and promote work-life balance, promotion, and retention. Writing accountability groups are an established strategy to help faculty write more, as discussed in Silvia’s How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (2007). In these groups, faculty meet briefly bi-weekly. Each member sets and shares concrete, short-term goals for their research and writing for the next two weeks. This is an effective way to make progress by setting goals and creating accountability. In evaluations from previous years, one faculty participant wrote, “I made more progress this past semester than the three previous semesters combined." Small interdisciplinary groups (5-6 members) will be organized for those who wish to participate. Learn more about what faculty writing groups can offer here.
Getting Published: Unraveling the Book Publishing Process, Tues, Nov 7, 12:00-1:30, Old Main, Silver & Sage Room, RSVP required
Editors from the University of Arizona Press will offer critical insights into the book publishing process. From tips on crafting an effective book proposal to navigating the changing landscape of digital publication and Open Access, this session will help scholars at all stages of their careers negotiate the evolving book publishing process. Speakers will share their expertise on critical aspects of writing, submitting work to, and working with, a university press. Following panelist presentations, we will provide ample time for audience questions. In the evaluations from the same workshop last spring, 100% of respondents agreed that they benefited from the workshop.
Grant Writing 101 Panel, Wed, Nov 8, 11:00-12:30, Old Main, Silver & Sage Room, RSVP required
To help you craft a successful grant proposal, expert panelists will provide practical tips on the nuts and bolts of writing effective proposals and working with funding agencies to build support for your projects. Panelists will include faculty from all ranks. They will provide a broad range of funding agency expertise (e.g. NEH, NIH, NSF, USDA). Time will be provided for discussion and questions.