Faculty Writing Retreats
Hosted by the Office of the Provost
Faculty writing retreats provide a time and place for faculty to focus on specific productivity goal in an environment of support and accountability and an opportunity to develop a network of peers outside of their departments or colleges.
All Virginia Tech faculty (tenured or tenure-track, collegiate, continued appointment or continued appointment track, research, extension, clinical, instructors, adjuncts) are invited to participate.
Upcoming 2021-22 Events
In-Person Winter Faculty Writing Retreat
Information and registration coming soon!
Additional 2021-22 Events
Spring Break Faculty Writing Retreat 2022 dates coming soon
Virtual Summer Writing Retreat
The 2021 Summer Writing Retreats were held both virtually throughout the summer and in person at Rising Silo at the end of July.
Virtual Fall Break Writing Retreat
The Fall 2021 Retreat was held on October 1, 2021, via Zoom.
Writing Advice from Your Colleagues at VT
- Chronicle of Higher Education: Lessons for Academics From a Weekend Writing Retreat (Anna Zeide; August 2021)
- The Professor is In (blog): Teachers Are Not Inexhaustible Resources Part II (Monique Dufour, History; December 2020)
- The Professor is In (blog): Teachers Are Not Inexhaustible Resources, Part I (Monique Dufour, History; November 2020)
Writing on Writing: Book Recommendations
Interested in writing with other faculty? Get information about upcoming writing-related programs and connect to other faculty writers!
"Writing" is a broad term that we use to encompass any scholarly work our faculty are engaged in, be it books, articles, grant proposals, award nominations, pubic writing, course materials, etc.
Join: Faculty Writing Listserv, click on “Join Group” at the top of the page.