Research and Scholarly Productivity

Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice (CSWP)
Fall 2023 Cohort 
Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice (CSWP) 

Application closed.

Take your writing skills and habits to the next level. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow writers. The Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice (CSWP) cohort program will focus on best practices in setting achievable goals, building low-stakes accountability, managing writing-related stress, and adopting other practices to establish or enrich a sustainable writing practice.

Instructional Team: This program is facilitated by Write@UGA faculty member Dr. Lindsey Harding, Director of the UGA Writing Intensive Program.

Location: We hold meetings virtually and use an online platform to share our writing progress. The Planning for Productivity Lunches will be in person at the beginning and end of the semester, place to be shared with selected cohort.

Participants and Application: All faculty are welcome. We invite faculty new to this program and faculty who have previously participated.

Program Calendar:

Kickoff WorkshopTuesday, August 15 2023, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. 

  • A link to this online workshop will be provided when you are accepted to the cohort. Camera and audio required. This interactive workshop will offer research-based practices for increasing your writing productivity. The cohort will learn about techniques and tools to advance sustainable writing habits.  ­­­
  • All meetings will take place on Tuesdays this semester. Interested faculty should be able to commit to at least 6 of the 8 sessions.
  • Date & Time  Session In person or Zoom
    August 15, 11:30am–1:30pm Kick-off Bootcamp  Zoom
    August 29, 11:30am–1:00pm Planning for Productivity Lunch  In person*
    September 12, 11:30am–1:30pm Writing and Accountability Session  Zoom
    September 26, 11:30am-12:30pm Writing and Accountability Session  Zoom
    October 10, 11:30am-1:30pm Writing and Accountability Session  Zoom
    October 24, 11:30am–12:30pm Writing and Accountability Session  Zoom
    November 7, 11:30am–1:30pm Writing and Accountability Session  Zoom
    November 21, 11:30am–1:00pm Writing and Accountability Session  Zoom
    December 5, 11:30am–1:30pm Planning for Productivity Lunch  In Person*
  • * Place to be shared with selected cohort.
  • Session Overviews:
    1. At the Planning for Productivity Lunches at the beginning and end of the semester, the cohort will learn about and try out various planning tools and productivity strategies.
  • 2. At the Writing and Accountability Sessions every two weeks, the cohort will meet online to set goals and share progress, challenges, and successes. The rest of the time will be dedicated to individual writing projects, and we’ll hold each other accountable by writing together.
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Faculty Writing Retreat

Faculty Writing Retreat (in-person event)
May 10, 2023 | Wednesday | 8:45 am -- 4:00 pm
Registration closed. 

Instructional Team: This program is facilitated by Write@UGA faculty: Dr. Lindsey Harding, Director of the UGA Writing Intensive Program, and Dr. Rebecca Martini, Director of the UGA Writing Center

Deadline to apply Friday, April 21, 2023 | Capped at 50 with a waitlist

Location: Miller Learning Center, Reading Room

Parking: The nearest publicly available parking is the Tate Center Parking Deck (Rates and more information)

Ready to celebrate the end of the semester with a day devoted to writing? Sign up for this year's in person faculty writing retreat! Read on to learn more about this year's format and opportunities:  

8:30–8:45am: Arrive and get settled in the Reading Room.

8:45–9:00am: We'll kick things off with a brief welcome and goal-setting session.

9:00am–12:00pm: Time to write!

12:00–12:45pm: Lunch! This will be a chance to gather and mingle with other retreat participants, while enjoying lunch and a break.

12:45–3:45pm: Three more hours to write!

3:45–4:00pm: Finally, we'll celebrate the day's productivity together before sending you on your way.

Additionally, we are delighted to offer limited appointments with graduate student writing consultants during the retreat to talk about projects or provide copyediting support. After registration closes, you'll be invited to sign up for a session with a trained consultant.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the retreat coordinators, Dr. Lindsey Harding (lharding@uga.edu) and Dr. Rebecca Martini (Rebecca.HallmanMartini@uga.edu). 

Managing Your Energy, Not Your Time

Registration closed. 

Wednesday, September 7, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Facilitator: Kiz Adams

This workshop is based on the research conducted by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, authors of the New York Times bestseller The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal. Jim Loehr is a sports psychologist who developed these principles during his work with athletes and corporate executives. Tony Schwartz is a reporter and science writer and founder of The Energy Project, whose mission is to improve the performance of organizations and their leaders. Jim and Tony discovered that managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. In this workshop, participants will take an Energy Audit to pinpoint any energy depleting behaviors and then discuss ways to change their habits to increase their level of energy and engagement.

If you are in need accommodations for this training session, please email training@uga.edu at least one week before the session. This class is being held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the login link in a separate reminder email from Training and Development or the instructor at least 1 day before your scheduled class. If you do not receive the email reminder, please contact us at training@uga.edu.

 


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