Faculty Writing Scholars

Faculty Writing Scholars | 2022-2023 Call for Applications


The Office of Faculty Professional Development (OFPD) invites applications for the 2022-2023 cohort of the Faculty Writing Scholars Program. Spend the academic year focusing on developing your writing practice, engaging with other faculty writers, and making progress on your most important writing goals.  

Over the course of the program, Scholars engage in

  • One-on-one coaching with a certified writing coach to support your writing goals and develop highly productive writing practices and strategies
  • Small group support and accountability check-ins 
  • Structured virtual writing retreats for moving projects forward
  • Two writing workshops with cohort colleagues focused on effective writing practices. 

With focused support, both one-on-one and in small groups, Scholars strengthen their ability to set achievable and productive writing goals, define their most effective writing process, and cultivate a supportive writing community, all while completing professionally meaningful writing.

The 2022-2023 Faculty Writing Scholars cohort is open to permanent, full-time faculty of all ranks and types. 

Program Details
Faculty Writing Scholars participate in programming that runs from August 2022-May 2023. Writing Scholars receive individualized support in developing and running their research agenda and publication pipeline; identifying writing practices, schedules, and strategies that best meet their individual writing needs and styles; and assistance in moving through common writing challenges such as writer’s block, burnout, impostor syndrome, and overwhelm. Writing Scholars work on all varieties of faculty writing including (but not limited to) journal articles, book proposals and manuscripts, conference papers, grant proposals, and other academic writing projects.

Scholars commit to

  • Participating in the fellowship year kick-off and goal-setting workshop Tuesday, September 6, 11-12 (in-person)
  • Leveraging three individual writing coaching sessions during the academic year to forward writing goals (virtual, scheduled individually)
  • Attending at least one 3-hour writing retreat each semester (virtual)
  • Attending one writing workshop for Scholars hosted by OFPD per semester 
  • Conducting 10-minute monthly accountability check-ins with small group of other Writing Scholars (virtual, TBD by groups)
  • Celebrating accomplishments in a year-end event with the Scholars in May 2023 (in-person).

Application Process and Timeline
The program application form will ask you to provide the following:

  • Statement (no more than 200 words) describing why the Writing Scholars Program appeals to you and the writing development activities you have already participate in (writing accountability groups, writing seminars in their School or College) 
  • Concise abstract(s) of the main writing project or projects you intend to focus on during the year if accepted 
  • Brief statement (no more than 100 words) of how you could contribute to a supportive, diverse, interdisciplinary cohort of faculty writers

The reviewing committee values reflection in responses and in diversity of identity, disciplines, and ranks.

Application Form: Available here
Application Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022 at noon
Notifications: Early August 2022

Questions? Contact Rebecca Pope-Ruark
Director, Office of Faculty Professional Development 


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