Editors and Writing Coaches
The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) offers the following resources to support faculty members' scholarly writing:
Mini Writing Retreats
TEFD offers six Mini Writing Retreats per academic year â€“ three per semester â€“ to help faculty establish a regular writing schedule and work in proximity with other faculty. Mini Retreats are held in the University of Massachusetts Teaching Commons, located on the 26th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. The Teaching Commons features individual workstations, two collaborative workrooms, numerous PCs and Macs, wireless Internet access, a scanner and copier/printer, student workers who can provide basic technology support, and a peaceful view of the Pioneer Valley. For these retreats, TEFD welcomes faculty, helps them get settled, passes out tickets redeemable for refreshments and light snacks at the cafĂ© on the ground floor, and remains available to address faculty concerns for the remainder of the day. Contact to reserve a spot at one or more of the retreats listed on our calendar.
Faculty Writing Retreats
The TEFD hosts a variety of large-scale faculty writing retreats throughout the year, including our long-standing, offsite â€śA Room of Your Ownâ€ť retreat in May, which helps faculty jump-start their summer writing projects; our August Writing Retreat, which helps faculty prepare for the upcoming semester; and our January Writing Retreat, which encourages the effective use of writing time during winter break. These highly rated events each offer faculty a comfortable, relaxing, and collegial environment in which to work on their scholarly projects. For upcoming retreat dates, please see our calendar.
Information on Editors and Writing Coaches
TEFD does not endorse any particular editors or writing coaches; however, we do provide to faculty an alphabetical listing of editors and their services and experience.
For further information about the development of our scholarly writing offerings, see the "The Scholarly Writing Continuum: A New Program Model for Teaching & Faculty Development Centers," a chapter in Working With Faculty Writers, edited by Anne Ellen Geller and Michele Eodice (Utah State University Press, 2013), below.