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K-State Today

April 4, 2014

Register now for the New Faculty Institute's writing retreat April 18

Submitted by Esther Swilley

New faculty are invited to attend the first Kansas State University New Faculty Institute Writing Retreat. The writing retreat will give new faculty the opportunity to get away from interruptions and devote one day to writing and/or finalizing papers and articles.

During this interdisciplinary retreat, participants can work on their research and jump-start summer writing projects. The retreat will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 18, off-campus at a faculty member's home for a comfortable, relaxing and collegial environment. Additional logistical information will be announced.

The retreat will provide a quiet space to establish an individual workspace and write among other focused, productive faculty. The desire is for faculty will make significant progress on their writing projects, including book prospectuses, articles, conference presentations, scholarly book chapters, creative pieces or other writing projects. Participants will be able to think, organize and write for three hours in the morning, have lunch and listen to a guest speaker, and write for another three hours in the afternoon. Everyone will engage in short-term goal setting and self-evaluation exercises in the beginning and at the end of the day.

A light breakfast, lunch, snacks and lots of coffee will be provided, as well as Internet access. The retreat is restricted to no more than 20 faculty and there is no cost to attend. This event is sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center.

For more information, contact Esther Swilley, NFI coordinator, at esthers@k-state.edu, or Jana Fallin, director of the Teaching and Learning Center, at 785-532-7828.

Please RSVP here by Tuesday, April 15.