Accountability Groups & Sessions

Accountability Sessions

Writing Accountability Sessions
These virtual writing sessions offer dedicated time and facilitated support for faculty to focus on scholarly writing in the company of colleagues. The sessions will begin with a small group 10-minute check-in with each participant introducing themselves, their writing project, and specific goals for the session. For the next 70 minutes faculty will turn off their cameras and microphones to write together in their own protected environment. In the final 10 minutes participants will rejoin their small groups to discuss their progress, challenges, and to set writing goals for the coming week.  These sessions are offered each month on either Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon. You may choose to attend any or all of the sessions.

Fall 2021: the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (See events calendar to register)

Time to Focus: Working Accountability Sessions
These virtual accountability sessions offer dedicated time and facilitated support to work on your project, whether it is to write a proposal or manuscript, or to design a unit for your course. The sessions will begin with a small group 10-minute check-in with each participant introducing themselves, their project, and specific goals for the session. For the next 70 minutes faculty will turn off microphones and video feed to work together in their own protected environment. In the final 10 minutes participants will rejoin their small groups to discuss their progress, challenges, and to set goals for the coming week. Open to all faculty: lecturers, instructors, research, clinical. 

Fall 2021: meeting on the third Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (See events calendar to register.)


Accountability Circles

Writing Accountability Circles (WACs)
A WAC is a small group of 8-9 colleagues who meet weekly to write and share their progress on individual writing projects. Sessions include time for brief check-ins and writing. Members should have a commitment to their own writing project, to attending the sessions, and to supporting other circle members in their self-identified writing goals. A facilitator will participate in the first two meetings, followed by peer-led sessions throughout the semester. At the first meeting (via Zoom), circle members will decide whether to continue to meet remotely or in person for the remaining sessions.

OFD is launching two WACS in October:

  • Mondays, 8:30-10:00am, Oct. 25 - Dec. 13 - 8 weeks
  • Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm, Oct. 28 - Dec. 16 - 7 weeks, no Thanksgiving session

WACs will be formed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications accepted through October 8th. Notification of acceptance by Oct. 11th. If you are interested in joining a weekly writing group, fill out the WAC Application Form by October 8, 2021.