Faculty Writing Groups

Looking for support, feedback, and structure for your writing projects?

Interested in advancing articles, book chapters, and grant proposals to publication and submission stages? ADVANCE and the Northeastern Writing Program are pleased to offer facilitated faculty writing groups which meet weekly. Writing group members meet to share and get feedback on writing in progress. All participants receive a copy of Paul Silvia’s How to Write a Lot.

We invite full-time faculty of all ranks (tenure-track/tenured/non-tenure track) to participate in this initiative. We also encourage groups of faculty from particular disciplines or units to apply.

The 2022-2023 Faculty Writing Groups are:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • The primary goal of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Writing Group is to provide an inclusive space for multilingual STEM scholars to voice their challenges, identify issues, and empower them to communicate their ideas more effectively. This writing program faculty-facilitated group will meet virtually in the fall 2022 semester. Spots are limited and will be offered on a firstcome, firstserved basis.
    • Facilitators: Qianqian Zhang-Wu and Jonathan Benda
  • Full-Time Non-Tenure Track (FTNTT) Faculty
    • This Writing Group is for Full-Time Non-Tenure Track (FTNTT) Faculty who meet weekly to advance writing projects. Sessions will begin with a brief goal-setting exercise followed by 90-minutes of uninterrupted social writing (each person writes alone alongside colleagues). At the end of the session, attendees debrief on their progress and share strategies for common writing challenges. This group will meet virtually.
    • Facilitator: Pete Fraunholtz
  • Graduate Students and Postdocs
    • Are you wondering how to get your research out into the world? This monthly workshop for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars will help you convert graduate-level papers and dissertation chapters into publishable journal articles. In our first session, the group will decide collectively whether we will workshop one another’s in-progress writing; in future sessions, we will gather insights from fellow faculty and from model texts as we explore how to transform student writing into professional scholarship.
    • Facilitator: Talia Vestri
  • Women of Color in the Academy (WOCIA)
    • The Women of Color in the Academy (WOCIA) Writing Group provides a weekly supportive, non-surveillance environment to progress on writing goals. Sessions will begin with a brief goal-setting exercise followed by 90-minutes of uninterrupted social writing (each person writes alone alongside colleagues). At the end of the session, attendees debrief on their progress and share strategies for common writing challenges. This group is hybrid. You may meet in person or join online.
    • Facilitator: Nicole N. Aljoe
  • Writing Accountability for All Disciplines
    • This group welcomes full-time faculty members of all disciplines and will meet weekly to create space and accountability to promote progress on writing projects. Sessions will begin with a brief goal-setting exercise followed by 90-minutes of uninterrupted social writing (each person writes alone alongside colleagues). At the end of the session, attendees debrief on their progress and share strategies for common writing challenges. If the group agrees, members may share and receive feedback on their writing projects. This group will meet virtually.
    • Facilitator: Emily Avery-Miller
  • Writing Accountability for STEM Faculty
    • Intended for STEM Faculty, this group will meet weekly to create space and accountability to promote progress on writing projects. Sessions will begin with a brief goal-setting exercise followed by 90-minutes of uninterrupted social writing (each person writes alone alongside colleagues). At the end of the session, attendees debrief on their progress and share strategies for common writing challenges. Members may share and receive feedback on their writing projects if the group agrees. This group will meet virtually.
    • Facilitator: Michael McCluskey

Application Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2022

Register

Email northeasternadvance@northeastern.edu to start your own group.