Get in Gear Writing Program
Announcement, Guidelines, and Application
Get in gear by joining a faculty reading, writing, and feedback group.
- Small (4-5 member) groups of faculty will be formed based on areas of interest
- Each group member will define a significant, goal-oriented project to complete during the term
- Groups will meet throughout the term ( and/or online) to track progress and share results
- Participants who successfully complete a project will receive a travel supplement of up to $500 (see below for details)
We’ll provide support throughout the term, including weekly follow-ups, in-person writing group meetings with lunch/snacks (“Fuel-up sessions”), resources (including IRB advice), and consultations (“Roadside Assistance”).
|1. Driver’s Seat||Define project and goals, review past experiences and potential roadblocks, define map for the summer project|
|2. Tune-up||Review literature, re-read any existing drafts of project, make notes online|
|3. Ignition||Begin writing/revising in earnest|
|4. 1st gear||Writing; check-in with group|
|5. 2nd gear||Writing; check-in with group|
|6. 3rd gear||Submit work to group for feedback|
|7. Cruise Control||Writing|
|8. Cruise Control||Writing; check-in with group|
|9. Cruise Control||Writing|
|10. Cruise Control||Writing; check-in with group|
|11. Overdrive||Final editing/proofreading, writing cover letters for submission, ensuring formatting is correct for venue|
|12. Finish Line||Submission of publication/presentation/grant and celebration|
|Scheduling/food support for in-person group meetings on or off campus|
|Roadside Assistance||On-call help from consultants for feedback and assistance to get back on track|
This program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and the Center for Teaching Excellence.