Faculty Writing Retreat: Our Twentieth!
Location: Institute for
Writing Studies, Library Room 150, Queens Campus
Date: Thursday, January
17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
REGISTER NOW; participation is limited.
Writing Across the Curriculum and the Center for Teaching and
Learning have been sponsoring Faculty Writing Retreats for three
years, and our retreat on January 17, 2013 will be our Twentieth.
This is definitely something to celebrate.
The retreats are part of the WAC/CTL Faculty Writing Initiative,
begun in 2009, at the suggestion of faculty, as a way to encourage
their academic writing projects. The Initiative sponsors two
writing-related workshops each se-mester. In addition, we hold six
retreats each year, strategically scheduled to be of maximum
support to faculty. For example, the Twentieth is being held before
the beginning of the semester, so you can organize your writing
projects and keep on track when you return to teaching.
The Faculty Writing Retreat offers you the opportunity to commit to
a day of writing surrounded by your colleagues who will have made
the same commitment as you. Published research – and our own
experience from previous St. John's Faculty Writing Initiative
writing retreats we've held – tells us the positive energy of being
around faculty peers who are also writing (and struggling to write)
helps faculty get substantial work done, even in one day.
Each retreat is held in the Institute for Writing Studies in St.
Augustine Hall. As to the schedule for the retreat, you will arrive
and begin writing. We are certain there will be much writing advice
to be shared during lunch, which will be served at 12:30pm. We hope
you will be able to join us. Please remember that participation is
limited; to regis-ter go to www.stjohn.edu/ctl. If you have any
questions, email Anne Geller (email@example.com) or Maura
If you would like to learn more about writing retreats or you are
interested in research about faculty writing produc-tivity, go to
the CTL Forum Writing Page at
If you have any questions please contact the CTL at CTL@stjohns.edu.