Faculty Write Program

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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. 

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. 

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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. We sponsor multi-disciplinary communities of writers to enhance writing productivity, collegiality, and the exchange of ideas across disciplines. 

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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. 

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4. Consultations

We offer individual consultations 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. Jennifer Ahern-Dodson for More Information