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Office of University Writing

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The Office of University Writing offers a variety of resources and events to support faculty writing. A range of faculty writing groups, workshops, and a writing retreat are being offered this spring. To explore and register for these opportunities to get support for your writing, read below.

ePortfolio Module Information Session

The Office of University Writing will be introducing its first Canvas-integrated online module: ePortfolio Orientation. The ePortfolio Orientation module is an online substitute for our face-to-face ePortfolio Orientation sessions. Students can complete this module during or outside of class. The module includes an introduction to ePortfolios, an ePortfolio FAQs handout, a short quiz, and an ePortfolio analysis activity. These activities can serve as practice or instructors can assign them point value in their Canvas gradebook. The module is located in the Auburn Commons on Canvas and is searchable by “Auburn” and “ePortfolio” keywords.

For instructors who would like to learn more, we are hosting an ePortfolio Orientation Canvas Module Info session on January 8th from 12:00 -12:50 in the ePortfolio Studio (located on the second floor of RBD Library). During this session, we will introduce the module, walk through the import/download process, and answer questions.

Faculty Writing Groups

Various faculty writing groups meet throughout the semester to help each other stay focused and move forward with their work. There are four different types of groups designed to meet your desired level of commitment and structure. Click here to view a description of each type of writing group. To learn more about the various types of writing groups and find colleagues to join you in a group, attend one of our Faculty Writing Group Interest Meetings. Meetings Will be held on the 2nd floor of the RBD Library in the ePortfolio Studio on:

Click here to register now.

Writing an Effective IRB Protocol – WoW Wednesdays Workshop

This workshop for faculty, staff, and students is designed to help those who are working on an IRB protocol gain a better understanding of common problems with this type of writing and learn strategies to correct them. Members of the IRB will be available during the session to answer questions, and you will have the opportunity to apply the strategies learned to peer review your own IRB protocol draft or draft a new IRB protocol. Click here to view all the WoW Wednesdays workshops for the spring semester.

When: March 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library
Register: Registration will open approximately three weeks prior to the workshop. 

Faculty Grant Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to help participants write a more effective grant proposal by offering strategies for identifying what funding sources are looking for, tailoring research ideas to fit the call for proposals, and developing a compelling narrative that will get ideas funded. Experts across campus will be joining this session to discuss resources and support for grant writing at Auburn University. Participants will be given time to work on their grant writing projects so bring your notes, drafts, or call for proposals with you.

When: May 7, 1-4 p.m.
Where:  Zoom
Register: Click here to register.