Upcoming Workshops and Events

July 11-12

    Annual Summer Writing Retreat for Faculty

at Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock

Faculty from all divisions are invited to attend this summer’s Faculty Writing Retreat at Bascom Lodge on Mount Greylock July 11-12. The retreat runs from 9:00am to  4:00pm on each day and is intended to simply provide a change of pace and a chance to redouble writing efforts over the long summer break.

Participants are encouraged to approach each day in any way that feels productive, and ample space will be available for those who simply crave a quiet spot to work alone without interruption.

To register, email Stephanie Dunson, Director of Writing Programs, at [email protected] by Sunday, July 9. *In your email, please note whether you need a ride to the site on either or both days.


August 15-16

Summer Faculty Workshop on Teaching with Writing


The Office of Writing Programs will offer a Summer Workshop on Teaching with Writing to be held August 15-16. Faculty selected will participate in a two-day program informed by practices pioneered at the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking; the workshop cohort will also meet twice during the school year to discuss course redesign.

Participants should approach the workshop with a commitment to applying some element of newly introduced practices to a specific course they will teach Fall Semester. Participation in the program will allow faculty to:

  • re-envision the role of writing in their content courses
  • collaborate with other faculty on common challenges in student writing across disciplines
  • develop a cohort of faculty engaged in common innovation and inquiry in the teaching  of writing
  • explore practices for more meaningfully relating writing to their central course objectives
  • model practices and techniques that help students to not only write more effectively but also use the writing process to think more critically

Faculty selected to participate will receive a $500 stipend. Enrollment is limited to 8-12 participants.

For more information, contact Stephanie Dunson ([email protected]) by Friday, August 4.