The Office for Inclusive Excellence invites all faculty to upcoming writing sessions designed to build community as well as offer dedicated time to work on writing projects.
Fall semester sessions are scheduled for 8:30–11 a.m. in Kissam on the following dates:
- Sept. 7
- Oct. 5
- Nov. 2
- Dec. 7
The writing sessions include breakfast and a short presentation from a senior faculty member followed by dedicated writing time. Some sessions begin with senior faculty sharing brief words of wisdom or productivity strategies. This tradition will continue periodically throughout the coming year. However, the focus will remain on writing.
The vision behind these sessions, which began in spring 2018, is to offer our faculty community a space where colleagues can enter into freely, dedicate personal time toward scholarship, and build a peer network across campus. Faculty new to Vanderbilt or those early in their career may find it particularly helpful to have a supportive peer group to encourage personal productivity that advances one’s scholarship.