Join an OFD Summer Writing Accountability Circle (WAC). A WAC is a small group of colleagues who meet weekly to write and share their progress on individual writing projects. WACs are intended for faculty who are committed to participate in a 6-10 week writing group and are willing to support other members in their self-identified writing goals. Each WAC is led by an OFD Scholarly Writing Fellow. Sessions offer dedicated time and facilitated support. WACs are open to all UMass Amherst faculty and librarians.

Summer Writing Circles for All Faculty and Librarians

  • Mondays, 10:30am - 12:00pm, 6/5 - 8/7 on ZOOM
    Facilitator: Angela de Oliveira, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Resource Economics
  • Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm, 6/13 - 8/15 on ZOOM
    Facilitator: Rebecca Dingo, Chancellor's Leadership Fellow and Professor of English
  • Wednesdays, 10-11:30am, 6/7 - 8/9 on ZOOM
    Facilitator: Sara Mamo, Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am, 6/8 - 8/10 on ZOOM
    Facilitator: Leyla Keough-Hameed, Director of Faculty Development


Contact Director of Faculty Development Leyla Keough-Hameed with inquiries about OFD's Writing Accountability Circles.