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Faculty Writing Cooperative

We invite you to join our SUMMER 2024 Faculty Writing Cooperative. This program brings faculty together from across disciplines for scheduled writing sessions to write alongside others. The program encourages best practices for increasing satisfaction and efficiency with writing.

All Villanova faculty and post-doctoral scholars are invited to enroll in this semester/summer-long program.

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What is the VIRS Faculty Writing Cooperative?

The Faculty Writing Co-operative combines the following programming:

1) 2-hour long, peer-led, scheduled blocks of time (based on individual availability, mostly on-line) for writing alongside others to promote accountability and efficiency; time is structured in at the beginning and end for sharing goals, accomplishments, and writing strategies;

2) facilitated in-person write-in days throughout the semester for intensive writing blocks and discussion of writing. 

*During the summer, the co-op maintains the online sessions but has no in-person write-in days.

This is a more flexible, more peer-managed version of our Writing Group program.

Why join?

Writing often takes a back seat to other faculty responsibilities (teaching, administration, mentorship, etc.). A structured writing program rooted in the concepts of frequency, duration, and intensity promises the best outcomes for writing goals. 

What are the commitments?

  • Participate in at least 5 2-hour, online write-in sessions throughout the summer. 
  • Attend an orientation session the first week (Tuesday, May 28 - Thursday, May 30, 2024) if you are new to the program.

How does it work?

  1. Register by Monday, May 20, 2024 to receive access to the sign-up sheet (the first sign-up sheet will cover the first-half of the summer), goals template, and access to the Teams site.
  2. Sign up for at least 2 sessions on this first sign-up sheet. If you are new to the program sign up in a participant block, not a facilitator block.
  3. If new to the program, attend one of the online orientation sessions scheduled at the beginning of each writing session the first week, May 28-30, 2024 (see schedule below).

What is the schedule?

Program Dates and Deadlines

Register to participate: by Monday, May 20, 2024.

The program begins Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

The sign-up sheet, orientation materials, and access to the Teams site will be sent to registrants the week of May 20-24, 2024.

Orientation will be held the first half hour of each session the first week of the program, May 28-30, 2024.

Summer 2024 Weekly Schedule.

Sessions are held Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays: 10:00 - 12:00 am and 1:00 - 3:00 pm