Events Calendar

02 May
Faculty Summer Writing Program Launch
Event Type

Meetings & Conferences, Virtual

Topic

Research

Target Audience

Faculty

Website

https://www.writinginstitute.pitt.edu...

University Unit
Writing Institute
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Faculty Summer Writing Program Launch

Any end to an academic term is a hectic time, and in this unprecedented era of the COVID-19 pandemic we’re not only grappling with the usual end-of-term responsibilities such as finishing up our courses, grading, annual reporting, and other service commitments, we’re attempting to act responsibly and ethically for the health and safety of ourselves and others. We’re adapting to work in online environments, caring for children or other dependents, and feeling the impact of social isolation. If there was any semblance of balance prior to this point, balance likely feels entirely elusive now. If you feel somewhat overwhelmed by the thought of writing this summer, the new Writing Institute has a program for you.

The Writing Institute is offering free Summer Writing Days to help you touch base with whatever substantial project you are working on at least once a week, with the added motivational push of writing alongside others also committed to their respective projects. This opportunity is open to faculty with a writing project that they want to work on this summer. Courtesy of ULS librarian Robin Kear, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about your research. 

Summer Writing Days will launch on May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with “Getting to Know Your Project Again,” a virtual event on Zoom that will give you an opportunity to not only remind yourself of your purpose in pursuing your substantial project, but to connect with others who are also trying to find the time and energy to (re)commit themselves to their research and writing. The activities will help you to plan achievable goals and objectives for the summer months and troubleshoot potential barriers to success. Recordings of our launch event will be made available to those who want to participate in Summer Writing Days but who could not attend part or all of the launch event.  

After the launch event, every Monday throughout summer sessions 1 and 2 we’ll meet virtually through Microsoft TEAMS to write/read/research alongside others doing the same. Come and go as your schedule necessitates or join us for the whole day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ULS librarian Robin Kear will be available for part of each writing day to answer your questions about research.

If you benefit from writing with others who are also hard at work on their own projects, if you have lost track of your research project and need to remind yourself of your point of inquiry and purpose, or if you think putting writing days on your schedule will help you stay on task, then register for the Summer Faculty Writing Program Launch.

Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Faculty Summer Writing Program Launch

Any end to an academic term is a hectic time, and in this unprecedented era of the COVID-19 pandemic we’re not only grappling with the usual end-of-term responsibilities such as finishing up our courses, grading, annual reporting, and other service commitments, we’re attempting to act responsibly and ethically for the health and safety of ourselves and others. We’re adapting to work in online environments, caring for children or other dependents, and feeling the impact of social isolation. If there was any semblance of balance prior to this point, balance likely feels entirely elusive now. If you feel somewhat overwhelmed by the thought of writing this summer, the new Writing Institute has a program for you.

The Writing Institute is offering free Summer Writing Days to help you touch base with whatever substantial project you are working on at least once a week, with the added motivational push of writing alongside others also committed to their respective projects. This opportunity is open to faculty with a writing project that they want to work on this summer. Courtesy of ULS librarian Robin Kear, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about your research. 

Summer Writing Days will launch on May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with “Getting to Know Your Project Again,” a virtual event on Zoom that will give you an opportunity to not only remind yourself of your purpose in pursuing your substantial project, but to connect with others who are also trying to find the time and energy to (re)commit themselves to their research and writing. The activities will help you to plan achievable goals and objectives for the summer months and troubleshoot potential barriers to success. Recordings of our launch event will be made available to those who want to participate in Summer Writing Days but who could not attend part or all of the launch event.  

After the launch event, every Monday throughout summer sessions 1 and 2 we’ll meet virtually through Microsoft TEAMS to write/read/research alongside others doing the same. Come and go as your schedule necessitates or join us for the whole day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ULS librarian Robin Kear will be available for part of each writing day to answer your questions about research.

If you benefit from writing with others who are also hard at work on their own projects, if you have lost track of your research project and need to remind yourself of your point of inquiry and purpose, or if you think putting writing days on your schedule will help you stay on task, then register for the Summer Faculty Writing Program Launch.

Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Topic

Research

Target Audience

Faculty

University Unit
Writing Institute