Faculty Write Line

Words of Wisdom

According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.

— Jerry Seinfeld

Faculty Write Line is a Summer 2021 pilot program sponsored by the Dean of Faculties Office. It is an interdisciplinary virtual writing community conducted via Zoom exclusively for faculty referred by the Dean of Faculties Office.

Faculty Write Line provides a productive virtual writing space so that participants can stay accountable to their writing goals. Ten participants meet twice per week, for two and a half hours each summer session for five weeks. Each participant is assigned to a small group facilitator who checks in with the group and notes individual writing goals for the session. Following goal setting, everyone writes together. Participants who have quick writing questions are able to get answers to those via the Zoom chat function. At the end of each session, the small groups briefly reconvene to report on their progress. In the last meeting, the community discusses how to keep on writing and how to establish their own groups going forward. Each participant will write a brief plan for continuing their writing progress and an assessment of the program to share with the Dean of Faculties Office.

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