Faculty Write Program

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The Duke Faculty Write Program aims to advance faculty writing and cultivate community through workshops, retreats, writing groups, and consultations. It is sponsored by the Thompson Writing Program. 

As educators, researchers, and administrators we are constantly writing: grants, articles, book manuscripts, program assessments, and course documents, to name a few. And, although we work in a vibrant intellectual community, too often these writing endeavors are solitary.

Adding the dimension of community to our writing lives opens up possibilities for collaborating with other writers who also are advancing their scholarly endeavors. Combining the often solitary activity of writing with the social exchange of ideas, struggles, strategies, and drafts can lead not only to a more productive and less isolating writing life in the academy, but also an enriching one that values the lived experience as much as the final product.

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Faculty Writing Programming

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Retreats

Writing retreats during the academic year and the summer provide 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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Writing Groups

Writing groups help advance faculty writers through reader feedback on their works-in- progress (writing exchange groups) and accountability, regularly scheduled writing time, and community (write-on-site groups).

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Workshops

Workshops provide advice on a range of topics, including productive writing habits, balancing teaching and scholarly productivity, strategic planning, and managing research projects.

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