The Writing Center and Your Writing
The University Writing Center is interested in supporting the writing and scholarship of UofL faculty. We work with faculty through the one-on-one writing consultations to address any writing projects in which they are involved, including conference proposals and presentations, articles, book proposals, and grant proposals. We can work with interested faculty at any point in their writing process, from organization and brainstorming, to revising and polishing drafts. Our sessions last 50 minutes and faculty can sign up for up to three appointments a week, and can make appointments with the same consultant.
We will be providing more information and resources for faculty writers in the months to come. Meanwhile, you can also find information about common writing and citation questions on our website.
Junior Faculty Writing Groups
The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for junior faculty at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for faculty working on research writing. New faculty can face a number of challenges in getting their research published. For example, it can be a challenge to adapt dissertation research to article or book form, or to be primary author on a grant proposal for the first time. In addition, all writers can benefit from finding getting support and feedback for their writing projects. Our writing groups provide a regular setting in which faculty can get peer feedback on writing projects, discuss writing-related issues, or just have time for writing. Any writing project can be brought to the group – journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, etc. Each meeting will be facilitated by a member of the University Writing Center staff who will coordinate workshop time, as well as offer mini-workshops as needed, or respond to individual questions.
- The groups will meet , from 5-6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, starting in January (Jan 19, Feb. 16, March 8, Apr. 19), in the University Writing Center on the first floor of Ekstrom Library.
- Writers will work, when possible, with colleagues in similar disciplines (Social Science faculty would be grouped together, for example).
- Regular attendance is important to the success of such writing groups. A faculty member signing up will commit to attending three out of every four meetings. There is no cost to participants.
- Each session will be tailored to the interests and needs of the participants, and could include:
- Check in/discussion of project progress
- Discussions or mini-workshops about writing issues such as responding to reviewer comments, effective revision, moving from dissertation to book, etc.
- Time to write
- Workshop of writing projects
If you are interested in participating in one of the writing groups, or would like to get more information, please contact Bronwyn Williams, Director, University Writing Center at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 852-2173.