Faculty Writers' Programs and Services

Faculty Writing Services

The Center for Faculty Development provides services to help all faculty with all aspects of writing internal and external grant proposals as well as writing documents for 3rd year, tenure, and promotion reviews. On a limited basis, we can also help faculty develop the writing skills needed to craft academic articles, book chapters, or other pieces geared toward professional publication. Faculty in any discipline are welcome. Brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, grammar and punctuation checks--we can work with you to address any stage of the writing process. We do this through individual consultations scheduled at your convenience throughout the year and through occasional workshops that provide group instruction on select writing topics.

‌Individual one-on-one consultations: Call Dr. Mary Reichardt at 962-6040 to arrange a consultation. Depending on your needs and the scope of your project, this might be a one-time consultation or a series of consultations spread over the semester.

Faculty Writing Workshops: Occasional writing workshops on select topics, such as Writing Successful Grant Proposals, are offered throughout the academic year. Upcoming workshops are listed on the Faculty Development Events website.

Faculty Writers' Program

Are you working on an article, book manuscript, grant application, or other writing project that you’d very much like to complete? Do you need feedback on your work in progress or information on how to prepare manuscripts for publication?

Through the Faculty Writers' Program at UST, you’ll gain support to become—or continue to be—a productive writer and scholar.  The Faculty Writers' Program is a collaboration between the Faculty Development Center and the Center for Writing through which faculty and staff will find ongoing support as they write. Whether new to UST, ABD, or a seasoned colleague, ALL faculty and staff are welcome to the support of the Faculty Writers Program.

In the Faculty Writers' Program you’ll find:

  • On-campus week-long retreats‎. Two to three writing retreats each year—one in J-term and two in summer—to help you maintain your productivity. For five days, you’ll focus on a writing project so you can make substantial headway on it (if not complete it) among supportive colleagues in the distraction-free space of the Center for Writing.
  • Friday 'Hide and Write' Retreats‎. On Friday afternoons, the Center for Writing will be open by reservation for writing without distraction.
  • Workshops. Stephen Brookfield’s workshops include “Developing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers,” “Writing and Submitting Articles to Journals,” and “Starting to Get Published: Writing Articles and Chapters in Edited Collections.”
  • Individual conferences. Beyond the retreats (or perhaps as a result of them), Susan Callaway can provide online and face-to-face conferences with you as you write during the year. These conversations can help you with issues such as seeing your writing from a reader’s perspective, writing introductions or conclusions, or revising based on editors’ comments.
  • Help with establishing or joining a writing group. ‎For ongoing support throughout the year, a writing group can give you perspective, support, and structure to keep you productive.

You’ll receive announcements and registration information about the workshops and the retreats via email and Synergia. Feel free to email the Faculty Development Center or email Dr. Susan Callaway with any questions about the Faculty Writers' Program. Dr. Susan Callaway is the Director of the Center for Writing and Associate Professor of English and has been at UST since 1996.



January 11-15, 2016

Watch your email for announcements about registration. 

The Center for Writing and the Center for Faculty Development offer 1-week on-campus retreats for faculty and staff to make substantial progress on their writing projects. Retreats provide a quiet space in the Center for Writing and adjacent computer classrooms where you can establish your individual workspace and write among other focused, productive faculty.

I might have written this week at home, but I would not have been as consistent
and deeply immersed in my project, 
which was much needed to shift gears from teaching.
The retreats have been real lifesavers for my productivity.
I finally finished and submitted a co-authored article we’ve been working on
for almost three years. I also revised another one I’d set aside two years ago, and drafted a new one.
I am at my most productive during these writing retreats—I know
this is why I will have publications when I go up for tenure in the fall. 

This retreat has taken me back to writing in such a good way.
I know that I will take time 
for writing every week from now on.

The writing retreats have been so wonderful for me.
I need big blocks of focused time, 
and then I can keep
an ongoing project alive during the semester.

This retreat has helped me like my dissertation
and feel like there is good stuff in there 
waiting to be published.