Faculty Writing Support

Amid a busy schedule and multiple priorities, it can be difficult to reserve focused time for writing.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) offers support for faculty writing in different formats to fit your needs. 

Whether you plan to write articles, book chapters, grant proposals, creative projects, new course lectures, or letters to your elected officials this fall, the WAC team knows it's often difficult to make time to focus on your writing, and is here to help faculty through a fall semester that likely has more obstacles than usual. 

WAC, in collaboration with Faculty Affairs and the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, are sponsoring faculty writing sprints. Every Friday morning of the semester (9:00am-11:00am), you can join colleagues from across campus to make progress on your projects and build some community around your writing. You can join the sprints for one week, for several weeks, or for the entire semester to set the pace for a productive academic year. All faculty, at all levels, with any kind of writing projects, are invited. 

To participate in the sprints, simply connect to the Faculty Writers Community workspace in MS Teams (make sure to sign in with your Mason credentials). 

Faculty Writing Retreat Spring 2021

This three-day event offers an active approach to uninterrupted writing time, a chance to learn from our guest speakers, and a supportive and collegial community of peers to boost your writing productivity. Participants work on a variety of research and creative projects at all stages of completion.

This spring's retreat will be held May 18-20 in MS Teams.

Participant Commitment

This winter, our retreat will look a little different than in years past; we won’t be meeting in person but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy each other’s company. Our schedule for each day of the retreat is as follows:

  • 9:00am – 11:00am Writing Sprint
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm Networking & Special Guests (or a well-deserved break, that’s up to you)
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm Writing Sprint

All we ask is that you commit to at least three of the six Writing Sprints, regardless of the days or time slots, but feel free to join us for the entirety of the event.

Registration Process

If you would like to join us, please complete our registration form by May 10, 2021.