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Jan. 26, 2023
12:00 AM

Applications Open for Peer Writing Consultants

University Writing is accepting applications for Miller Writing Center Peer Consultants through March 14. MWC Peer Consultants are the primary providers of support to student writing at Auburn University. They assist clients with writing projects through one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions. Consultants work 10+ hours per week.

To learn more about the position and how to apply, visit the Student Opportunities page.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
Jan. 31, 2023
12:00 AM

Student Facing Workshop

Student-facing workshop occupy an entire class period. Led by a member of the University Writing Team, these programs are highly interactive, usually featuring individual and small group activities. Since our workshops are not field-specific, you may have to explain to your students how they can adapt our lessons to fit writing expectations in your discipline or profession. All requests for fall workshops must be submitted by January 31. Please submit your workshop request at least 30 days prior to the date when you want the workshop to be facilitated. 

To request a presentation and/or workshop, please complete this Qualtrics form.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
Jan. 31, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 2

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 01, 2023
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 1

WriteFest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects. Graduate students can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: February 1, February 15, March 1, and March 15. 

 Registration closes January 25. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 01, 2023
12:00 PM

WAC Faculty Learning Community

Wednesdays, January 18th-February 8th, noon-1:00. Location TBA. Snacks and coffee provided; please bring your own lunch. Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are informal opportunities for cross-disciplinary conversations about new and pressing issues in the teaching of writing. In this FLC, we will discuss the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for research-based writing assignments across the curriculum. AI raises pedagogical and ethical questions: How can I “AI-proof” my assignments? Should I? How will I know if students have used AI to write a paper? Is AI sophisticated enough to write compelling research papers, and if not, why should I care? Could AI possibly be a good thing for my teaching, and my students’ research writing? How might AI influence your own research writing process? We will discuss these and other questions, read articles about AI writing, play with some AI writing applications, and consider how you might prepare for AI in your courses and your researc

Please register via Qualtrics by January 17th.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
Feb. 02, 2023
2:30 PM

Emails for Challenging Scenarios CM101

Emails for Challenging Scenarios (CM101), Thursday, February 2, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 1550 E. Glenn Ave.: This workshop will offer strategies and best practices for communicating via email, including guidance on how to address common challenges. Discussion topics will include responding to difficult messages, balancing friendliness with concision, and editing for clarity. Participants will consider specific email scenarios, practice revising and writing emails, and raise questions related to their own professional context. Please register on ElevatED, which you can open via AU Access. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Feb. 07, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 3

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

ease complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 08, 2023
12:00 PM

WAC Faculty Learning Community

Wednesdays, January 18th-February 8th, noon-1:00. Location TBA. Snacks and coffee provided; please bring your own lunch. Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are informal opportunities for cross-disciplinary conversations about new and pressing issues in the teaching of writing. In this FLC, we will discuss the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for research-based writing assignments across the curriculum. AI raises pedagogical and ethical questions: How can I “AI-proof” my assignments? Should I? How will I know if students have used AI to write a paper? Is AI sophisticated enough to write compelling research papers, and if not, why should I care? Could AI possibly be a good thing for my teaching, and my students’ research writing? How might AI influence your own research writing process? We will discuss these and other questions, read articles about AI writing, play with some AI writing applications, and consider how you might prepare for AI in your courses and your research.  

Please register via Qualtrics by January 17th

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
Feb. 14, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 4

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 15, 2023
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 2

WriteFest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects. Graduate students can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: February 1, February 15, March 1, and March 15. 

 Registration closes January 25. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 21, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 5

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 28, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 6

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 01, 2023
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 3

WriteFest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects. Graduate students can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: February 1, February 15, March 1, and March 15. 

 Registration closes January 25. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 07, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 7

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 08, 2023
10:00 AM

Designing Accessible Documents CM102

Designing Accessible Documents (CM102), Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Zoom: Chances are that you create documents for your job. But do you know how to make those documents accessible to people with visual disabilities? This workshop will introduce you to principles of accessible design, including metadata, hierarchy, font, hyperlinks, color, and alternative text. You will also learn about and practice using relevant tools in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Please register on ElevatED, which you can open via AU Access. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 14, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 8

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 15, 2023
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 4

WriteFest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects. Graduate students can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: February 1, February 15, March 1, and March 15. 

 Registration closes January 25. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 21, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 9

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 22, 2023
12:00 PM

The Faculty Writing Community Session 1

The Faculty Writing Community is open to faculty of any department or rank. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside colleagues in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects.  

Participants can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, March 22-April 12, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. 

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 28, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 10

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 29, 2023
12:00 PM

The Faculty Writing Community Session 2

The Faculty Writing Community is open to faculty of any department or rank. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside colleagues in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects.  

Participants can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, March 22-April 12, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. 

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 31, 2023
12:00 AM

Deadline to Apply for Graduate Writing Partners

The Graduate Writing Partners Program pairs graduate students with a Miller Writing Center peer consultant who work one-on-one to help them improve their writing abilities and become more effective communicators in their respective disciplines. Participants will benefit from consistent, semester-long, individualized consultations with graduate writing consultants and must commit to attend two hours of standing appointments each week for the entire semester (two hours per week for 16 weeks). Attendance can be in-person or virtual. To be eligible for this program, you must have an advisor/professor who is willing to submit a recommendation.  

Please apply online via Qualtrics. The deadline to apply for the summer or fall semester is March 31.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Apr. 04, 2023
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research Studio 11

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between January 24 to April 4 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library’s Newspaper Reading Room. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.  

Please complete this survey by January 22 to register for the program. 

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Apr. 05, 2023
12:00 PM

The Faculty Writing Community Session 3

The Faculty Writing Community is open to faculty of any department or rank. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside colleagues in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects.  

Participants can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, March 22-April 12, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. 

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Apr. 12, 2023
12:00 PM

The Faculty Writing Community Session 4

The Faculty Writing Community is open to faculty of any department or rank. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside colleagues in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects.  

Participants can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, March 22-April 12, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. 

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
May. 02, 2023
12:00 AM

Deadline to Register for Faculty and Staff Writing Retreat

Each semester, University Writing offers a writing retreat that supports faculty and staff in powering through writing projects with a day of writing! This semester, the writing retreat will be held in a hyflex format on May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio (2056 RBD Library).All registered attendees will be sent information on the retreat, including the Zoom link for those attending virtually. Writing retreat attendees can participate in a morning goal setting session, progress tracking check-ins, afternoon mindfulness breaks, and an afternoon debrief. If you are unable to attend the writing retreat live, you can access the retreat materials and complete it asynchronously as your schedule allows. 

To register to attend in-person or virtually, please complete this Qualtrics survey by Tuesday, May 2nd.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
May. 08, 2023
1:00 PM

Grant Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to help participants write a more effective grant proposal by offering strategies for identifying what funding sources to look for, tailoring research ideas to fit the call for proposals, and developing a compelling narrative that will get ideas funded. Experts across campus will join this session to discuss resources and support for grant writing at Auburn University. Participants will have time to work on their grant writing projects, so bring your notes, drafts, or calls for proposals with you. This spring, the Grant Writing Workshop will be held in a hyflex format on Monday, May 8, from 1:00-4:00 in the ePortfolio Studio (2056 RBD Library).  

Please register via Qualtrics by May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
May. 09, 2023
8:30 AM

Faculty and Staff Writing Retreat

Each semester, University Writing offers a writing retreat that supports faculty and staff in powering through writing projects with a day of writing! This semester, the writing retreat will be held in a hyflex format on May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio (2056 RBD Library).All registered attendees will be sent information on the retreat, including the Zoom link for those attending virtually. Writing retreat attendees can participate in a morning goal setting session, progress tracking check-ins, afternoon mindfulness breaks, and an afternoon debrief. If you are unable to attend the writing retreat live, you can access the retreat materials and complete it asynchronously as your schedule allows.  

To register to attend in-person or virtually, please complete this Qualtrics survey by Tuesday, May 2nd.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff