Conversations & Writing Workshops

Fall 2017 Series

Creating and Sustaining Writing Groups. Thursday, September 7, 1:30-3:00 in Perkins 218.  How can writing groups help you advance your scholarship during the academic year?  Faculty who’ve participated in writing groups will share their own motivations, successes, and strategies.  Participants will (1) Learn about different types of writing groups; (2) Identify which type of writing group may work best for them; (3) Learn how to join existing groups or start their own.

Balancing Teaching and Scholarly Productivity. Thursday, November 2, 1:30-3:00Teaching takes time and energy, two of our most precious and limited resources. In this workshop, we will discuss how to direct your time and energy to promote learning while also making time for your other responsibilities (especially writing). Participants will: (1) Track how they are spending their time and energy on teaching; (2) Assess the effectiveness of these choices for student learning; (3) Discover principles and strategies that enhance efficiency and learning. Workshop leader: Dr. Monique Dufour, an award- winning teacher with extensive experience in faculty development. Space is limited. RSVP to mary.keddington@duke.edu


Workshops to support faculty writing 

  • Developing a semester writing plan
  • Overcoming writing blocks
  • How to collaborate effectively
  • Cultivating readers for your work
  • Creating and sustaining writing groups
  • Making space for writing as a teacher/administrator
  • Revising your writing space
  • Supporting graduate students as writers

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