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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 fall. To explore and register for these opportunities to get support for your writing, read below.

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. Faculty writing groups have already formed for fall 2018, but if you’re interested in learning more about the various types of writing groups and finding colleagues to join you in a group, please email Chris Basgier at

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 writing 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 fall semester.

When: October 3, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library
Register: Registration is now closed.

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: October 11, 1-4 p.m.
Where: ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library
Register: Registration for the Grant Writing Workshop is now closed.

Faculty Writing Retreat

All Auburn faculty – tenured or tenure-track, non-tenure track lecturers or instructors, research, extension, clinical – and staff are invited to join the Office of University Writing for the fall 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat. This event is a great opportunity to give yourself a productive break while students are off campus. The retreat will give you time and space to write scholarly projects, teaching materials, your professional ePortfolio, creative or personal writing, or any other writing you want to focus on. During the retreat, you will be provided with a comfortable space to work, healthy snacks, lunch, and opportunities to talk with colleagues about your writing. Bring your own laptop or check one out from the library’s circulation desk and a writing project you want to work on.

When: October 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library
Register: Registration for the Faculty Writing Retreat is now closed.