Writing Accountability Circles

A Writing Accountability Circle (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 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.

Spring 2024 Writing Accountability Circles (WAC) for Faculty and Librarians

WAC for Latinx/Hispanic Faculty & Librarians

  • Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Starting 2/5 (Hybrid: Zoom or in-person)
    Facilitators: Veronica Martin Ruiz & Aida Villanueva Montalvo

WAC for All Faculty & Librarians

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Starting 2/6 (Zoom)
    Facilitator: Theo Eisenman
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Starting 2/7 (Zoom)
    Facilitator: Stephen Paparo
  • Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Starting 2/8 (Zoom)
    Facilitator: Sara Mamo
  • Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Starting 2/8 (In-person)
    Facilitator: Sophie Horowitz

WAC for Department Heads & Chairs

  • Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Starting 2/7 (Zoom)
    Facilitator: Brian Ogilvie

Spring 2024 registration is now closed.

Contact OFD Fellow Rebecca Dingo with inquiries about OFD's Writing Accountability Circles.

Third Spaces Writing Program - Faculty Diversity

The Third Spaces Writing Program offers faculty of color a space to gather and interact while pursuing writing goals. Intended as supportive, participant-driven spaces, these writing sessions offer dedicated time and support for faculty to focus on scholarly writing and connect with colleagues around goals and challenges.

Third Spaces Virtual Write-on-Site Sessions: Spring 2024

These virtual sessions create spaces for faculty of color to gather and interact while pursuing writing goals. Sessions begin with a small group 15-minute check-in, with each participant introducing themselves, their writing project, and specific writing goals. Participants will then work independently on their writing goals, reconvening in the final 15 minutes to discuss their progress, challenges, and to set writing goals.

Spring 2024 Third Spaces sessions are open! Click here to join a virtual session during the times below.

If you have trouble logging in please contact the facilitator.

If you have questions, please contact facultydiversity@umass.edu