Associate Professor Writing Retreat
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) partners with the Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) on a 2 & 1/2 day writing retreat for Associate Professors in Galveston during Rice's spring break. Hosting the event out-of-town gives faculty members the chance to truly disconnect for a few days to focus on their writing.
The Writering Retreat provides Associate Professors (1) support for building effective writing habits and strategies, (2) individual feedback on a current project, and most importantly, (3) time to focus on their writing. A minimum of 6 hours a day is devoted to quiet writing time. Mealtimes are used for discussions of interest to the group. In addition, Drs. Volz and Wilson of the PWC are available for one-on-one consultations.
Assistant Professor Writing Retreat
Piloted in 2016, the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) and the Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) hosted a writing retreat for Assistant Professors.
This writers' retreat provided Assistant Professors support for building effective writing habits and strategies and, most importantly, time to focus on their writing. A minimum of 5 hours a day was devoted to writing time and mealtimes were used to discuss topics of interest to the group.
The OpEd Project
The Office of Faculty Development brought The OpEd Project (http://theopedproject.org) to Rice in 2014 and plans to bring the workshop back to Rice in FY18.
The OPEd's Project mission is to increase the range of voices we hear in the media. Their programs offer a unique, meaningful way to support Rice's diversity initiatives. The facilitators were on campus for a two-day seminar on how to present an opinion piece in faculty members' areas of expertise, and, more specifically, to provide participants with individual feedback. Participants in the program have the opportunity to be paired with one of OpEd's mentor-editors for a year. Additional information is available here.
Additional Writing Resources