The Scholarly Writing Program offers several services for IU Bloomington faculty:
Faculty Writing Groups
Our semester-long Faculty Writing Groups offer group accountability and support for faculty and other full-time academic appointees who would like to prioritize their own writing. You need to apply to be part of these groups.
Applications are due by August 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. To apply, click here for the application form.
We arrange peer-review groups—by request—for interested faculty members. Past groups have included faculty working on tenure and promotion statements, and faculty interested in receiving feedback on scholarly work from peers outside their disciplines.
Tenure and promotion support
Each spring, we provide one-on-one consultations on tenure and promotion personal statements (research, teaching, and service sections). Make an appointment here or contact Gen Creedon at email@example.com to arrange an alternate time.
We provide one-on-one feedback to faculty on any piece of writing related to their IU appointment, such as scholarly books/chapters, articles, and grant applications. Make an appointment here or contact Gen Creedon at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an alternate time.
Special writing-related events
VPFAA and the Scholarly Writing Program cosponsor writing-related events each academic year. These events include workshops by experts in the field of scholarly writing and productivity (with OVPR), The OpEd Project (with CAHI), and seasonal multiday writing retreats.
Annual writing retreat
Each May, we host a two-day retreat to help jump-start summer writing projects.
Summer Writing Bootcamps and Accountability Groups
Summer plans and travel can make it difficult to get a writing rhythm going. In Summer, we typically offer a number of short (one, two, and three-day) or full-day (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) bootcamps as well as several one-week and two-week (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) bootcamps. Registration is first-come, first-served.