Faculty Writing Circles: Freedom to Explore and Flourish
38th Annual Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Conference
Asked to launch a faculty writing circle, our Center joined faculty to shape its mission and give members a “safe space,” a “source of accountability” (Nole, Hart, Soled, 2010), and writing support. We will report on milestones, resulting publications and presentations, library collaboration, and university wide writing initiatives showing the circle's evolution into a community of practice and how it has “harnessed the multiplier effects of collaborative processes...building upon informal networks within entities” (Nagy & Burch, 2009). By comparing this circle to those at other universities, we also will explore strategies and conditions that stimulate scholarly writing and benefit stakeholders.
Topics: Faculty Professional Development, SoTL Audience: Faculty (conference attendees who are faculty and also part
faculty development, writing circles, CELT
Higher Education | Higher Education and Teaching | Library and Information Science | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Ludwika Goodson, Martha Coussement, and Shannon F. Johnson (2013).
Faculty Writing Circles: Freedom to Explore and Flourish. Presented at 38th Annual Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Conference, Pittsburg, PA.
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