Faculty Write Program

The Faculty Write Program focuses on faculty-as-writers and aims to reinvigorate commitments to writing and teaching writing at Duke. The program emphasizes cultivating multi-disciplinary communities of writers to advance faculty writing and conversations about writing and research across the curriculum. For more information, please see our website.

The four pillars of the Faculty Write Program are:

1. Retreats

Multiple retreats are offered during the academic year and the summer. They offer faculty an opportunity to set aside time for their writing, and write in the company of others in a comfortable, relaxed space. Click here to learn about our upcoming retreat options.

2. Writing Groups

Writing is a significant part of our professional lives as faculty. We're working on articles, grant proposals, teaching statements, blogs, or op-eds. Too often, however, we don’t have opportunities to talk about the process, our struggles, or to get feedback from readers outside (or even within) our own departments. The Faculty Write Program sponsors multi-disciplinary communities of writers to enhance writing productivity, collegiality, and the exchange of ideas across disciplines. Click here to learn more about the three types of writing groups.

3. Workshops

Workshops provide practical advice on a range of writing topics, including developing productive writing habits, balancing teaching and scholarly productivity, and managing large research projects. Our regular rotation includes the following topics: Developing a semester writing plan, Overcoming writing blocks, Balancing teaching and scholarly productivity, How to collaborate effectively, Cultivating readers for your work, Creating and sustaining writing groups, Making space for writing as a teacher/administrator, Revising your writing space, Supporting graduate students as writers. Click here to find upcoming workshops.

4. Consultations

To schedule an individual consultation on your writing project, discuss creating and sustaining writing groups, or plan a workshop or writing retreat for your university, department or program, contact Dr. Ahern-Dodson at jahern@duke.edu.