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Write@UNG

The Write@UNG multifaceted faculty development program stretches across five campuses and enriches scholarly productivity through a focus on research and writing skills.

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Friday Writing Sessions

These one-hour Friday Writing Sessions are designed to provide you with advice on key parts of the academic writing process and connect you with other faculty at UNG who are taking on research and writing projects. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Date/Time Topic Location
Friday, October 23, 2020 
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 

Getting Started on a Writing Project During Chaotic Times 

Teaching, research, service. Childcare, eldercare, pet care, house care. Teams, Skype, Zoom, Google Docs. During these chaotic times, we are all stretched thin. How might you find time to write and to jumpstart a research project now? We’ll brainstorm together, support each other, and draw from research on scholarly productivity and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to help you arrive at a plan for starting a writing project during chaotic times.  

Webinar
Friday, November 6, 2020 
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 

From Literature Review to Research Question

Sometimes, we jump into a writing project with a clear research question already formed but not with a solid understanding of the existing literature. Sometimes, we know the existing literature but are not sure what our contribution to the discussion will be. How might you design an effective literature review that launches you into your research question? Together we’ll brainstorm for an effective literature review that holds true across disciplines, support each other during the intellectually challenging process of writing a literature review, and leave with energy and knowledge of how to go from literature review to research question.  

Webinar

Shut Up and Write

Shut Up and Write meets every other week and provides participants a block of time to set aside to make progress on research and writing. We will work in two blocks of twenty-five minutes with a five-minute block of talking at the beginning and a five-minute block of rest and talking at the midpoint.

Date/Time Location
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Webinar
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Webinar
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Webinar
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Webinar
Previous Workshops
2018-2019

Shut Up and Write

Shut Up & Write meets once a month and provides participants a block of time to set aside to make progress on research and writing. We will work in two blocks of twenty-five minutes with a five-minute block of talking at the beginning and a five-minute block of rest and talking at the mid-point.

Start Your Summer "Write!"

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Gainesville Campus
Nesbitt 3110AB, Cleveland Ballroom

Presented By
Michael Rifenburg and Dr. Christine Tulley

Start Your Summer "Write!" Agenda (PDF)

We invited faculty to attend a full day writing retreat on the Gainesville Campus. Dr. Christine Tulley, Director of the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing at The University of Findlay, offered insight and guidance on faculty writing habits and moving projects forward. This retreat offered breakout sessions on other topics related to scholarly writing. 

This day was supported by the UNG Foundation and the Office of Research and Engagement. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership offers these professional development opportunities to advance faculty careers and productivity. This event was organized and facilitated by Michael Rifenburg, CTLL Senior Faculty Fellow for Scholarly Writing.

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Dr. Christine Tulley, Professor of English, and founded and directs the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing at The University of Findlay. As the campus Academic Development Coordinator, she runs faculty writing groups and workshops on topics such as effective practices for writing teaching philosophies and persuasive reflective statements. She is the author of How Writing Faculty Write (2018) and the forthcoming Rhet Comp Moms: What 150 Time Use Diaries Can Teach Us about Parenting, Productivity, and Professionalism (2020). She contributes regularly to Inside Higher Education on faculty productivity issues. Along with lectures and workshops on faculty writing and time management for teaching and scholarship, she most recently served as the 2018 keynote speaker for the Peck Institute on Writing Research at Middle Tennessee State University, led University of Leeds faculty development sessions, and was a 2019 featured speaker at the scholarly publishing conference Researcher to Reader in London. Currently she is working with Prolifiko, a writing productivity think tank in the UK, to address faculty writing challenges across various career stages.

2017-2018

Course Reserves Workshop

We partner with UNG Libraries to present workshops on Copyright Compliance and Course Reserves.

Topic / Facilitator Date / Time Location

Do you use UNG Libraries Course Reserves? 

Facilitator: Terri Bell

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Dunlap 211A
Dahlonega Campus

The February 9, 2018 and February 12, 2018 Course Reserves Workshops have been postponed, please check back for updates.

Public Scholarship Workshop

This workshop aims to provide you with a step-by-step plan for creating a public audience for your work and how to think about your scholarship in public forums. It will give you the concepts and skills needed to take advantage of opportunities to move your academic writing into the many public arenas where you can contribute to the debates your work influences.

Topic / Facilitators Date / Time Location

Public Scholarship Workshop

Facilitators: Michael Rifenburg, Matthew Boedy, and Andrew Pearl

Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Nesbitt 5105
Gainesville Campus

Public Scholarship Workshop

Facilitators: Michael Rifenburg, Matthew Boedy, and Andrew Pearl

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hansford 312
Dahlonega Campus

Publishing and Scholarly Communication Series

Class Time Webinar Information

Authors’ Rights in Publishing
Facilitator: Allison Galloup

Email ctll@ung.edu to register.

Friday, February 16, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

GoToMeeting at this link: 
1. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/199914877

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  
OR, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 199-914-877

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Click the link to join this meeting from your computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Android® or Windows Phone® device via the GoToMeeting app.

Call 678-717-3933 if you have questions.

Institutional Repositories: What are they and how can I use them?
Facilitator: Allison Galloup

Email ctll@ung.edu to register.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

GoToMeeting at this link: 
1. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/370333149

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  
OR, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 370-333-149

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Click the link to join this meeting from your computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Android® or Windows Phone® device via the GoToMeeting app.

Call 678-717-3933 if you have questions.

Open Access Publishing and Predatory Publishers
Facilitator: Allison Galloup

Email ctll@ung.edu to register.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

GoToMeeting at this link: 
1. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/199914877

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  
OR, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 750-953-333

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Click the link to join this meeting from your computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Android® or Windows Phone® device via the GoToMeeting app.

Call 678-717-3933 if you have questions.

2016-2017

Workshop 1: Writing Productivity

Monday. September 12, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CMG 246 | DAH Hansford 312 | GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137 | OCN 308
A researcher at New Mexico State University found this formula for writing productivity: 30 minutes a day for .5 days a week + 180 pages of revised writing annually. Writing productivity come down to structure and accountability. At the beginning of the academic year, let’s talk about both.

Workshop 2: Co-Authoring

Monday, October 10, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CMG 246 | DAH Hansford 312 | GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137 | OCN 320
Dr. Steven Lloyd (Department of Psychological Science) and Dr. Ryan Shanks (Department of Biology) will join us to talk about co-authoring: how and why. We will leave the workshop with a stronger sense of the role co-authoring – even the non-writing co-author – can play in our discipline and our scholarship.

Workshop 3: Cultivating a Journal Article from Your Work

Monday, November 14, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CMG 246 | DAH Hansford 312 | GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137 | OCN 308
We do a lot of stuff: teach classes, sit on committees, browse through recent journals in our field. And we have a lot of our own text on our computers and in file folders: a dissertation, thesis, seminar papers from grad school, lecture notes, conference talks. In this workshop, we give concrete advice for carving our journal article from the mountain of professional life. Writing a journal article doesn’t need to start from scratch. Most of what you need, you already have.

Workshop 4: Copyright for Authors

Monday, January 30, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
BLU 107 | CMG 262 | DAH Hansford 312 | GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137 | OCN 564
Few things are as opaque but vitally important than intellectual property – especially in the increasing digital age in which we live, teach, and write. The Framers of the Constitution granted the Congress the ability to secure “for Authors and inventors the exclusive Right to their Respective Writings and Discoveries.” Terri Bell, Sr. Library Assistant/ Copyright Compliance, will join us to consider what you need to know about the intellectual property for your writing and what “Writings and Discoveries” mean for your field.

Workshop 5: Writing and Revising

Monday, February 13, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
BLU 103 | CMG 246 | DAH Hansford 312 | GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137 | OCN 308
When preparing a manuscript for publication, we are faced with at least two kinds of revision: inward and outward. In other words, some of our revision is spurred by our reading closely and making our own changes. Other kinds of revision are spurred by reader feedback. Both are tough reflective activities but are central to scholarly productivity.

Workshop 6: Creating Writing Groups

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
BLU 107 | CMG 262 | DAH Hansford 312 | GVL Dunlap-Mathis 137 | OCN 564
Dr. Diana Edelman (Department of English) will join us to talk about the faculty writing group she started and leads on the Gainesville campus. WriteIn members meet weekly to write, share drafts, drink coffee, and experience the joys and frustrations of being a scholarly writer. Start thinking of writing groups that work for you.

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