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Sep. 07, 2022
2:00 PM

Faculty Learning Community On Engaging Ideas

Wednesdays, September 7-28, & October 12-19, 2:00-3:00. 

How can you use writing to support critical thinking in your classroom? How can you make your assignments more engaging for your students? In this faculty learning community, we will read John Bean and Dan Melzer’s new edition of
Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. All participants will receive a free copy of the book from University Writing. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Please register by August 26 via Qualtrics.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 04, 2022
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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 04, 2022
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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 06, 2022
12:00 AM

Miller Writing Center Closed for Fall Break

The Miller Writing Center will be closed for Fall Break October 6th and 7th. Normal hours will return October 8th.

Learn more about the Miller Writing Center.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 07, 2022
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 October 7 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. 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.

Please register to attend online or in-person by completing our registration survey. 

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 10, 2022
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 3

WriteFest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, eProtfolio, 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.

You must register for this program in advance by completing this registration survey by September 7th.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 11, 2022
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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 18, 2022
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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 20, 2022
10:00 AM

Writing Effective Emails (PW100)

This workshop will focus on writing effective professional emails with attention to the audience and purpose of an academic institution. Participants will discuss best practices, consider specific email scenarios, practice revising email samples to be more effective, and ask questions related to their own use of email in the workplace.

University Writing has partnered with Human Resource Development to offer workshops related to professional writing and communication. Registration is free and open to all full-time and TES employees. Space is limited, so register in advance via Fast-Train on AU Access.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 20, 2022
1:00 PM

Inaugural Ralph "Shug" Jordan Lecture 7 Workshop: Writing to Engage with Dr. Mike Palmquist

Thursday, October 20th, 1:00 (lecture) and 2:00 (workshop). 

University Writing is pleased to invite Dr. Mike Palmquist, Professor of English at Colorado State University, and founder and Publisher of the WAC Clearninghouse to deliver the inaugural Shug Jordan Lecture and Workshop on Thursday, October 20th. Dr. Palmquist will discuss "writing to engage," which he defines as a kind of assignment faculty can use to push "students beyond their initial understanding of disciplinary context and processes to deeper enagement with the information, ideas, and arguments central to a discipline." After his lecture, Dr. Palmquist will lead a two-hour workshop to help faculty plan a writing to engage assignment they can use in a course. Participants are welcome to attend either the lecture, the workshop, or both. Please register via Qualtrics by Thursday, October 13th.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
Oct. 25, 2022
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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 26, 2022
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 wiring 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.

You must register for this program in advance by completing this registration survey by September 7th.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 31, 2022
12:00 AM

Deadline to Apply for Spring Graduate Writing Partners

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 the program, you must have an advisor/professor who is willing to sponsor you.This deadline to apply for the spring semester is October 31.

Register before October 31st by completing this online survey.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Nov. 01, 2022
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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Nov. 08, 2022
1:00 PM

Gradate 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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Nov. 08, 2022
3:00 PM

Giving Effective Feedback

Tuesday, November 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m., location TBA.

Students improve as writers through practice and feedback. In this workshop, we will discuss the second of these elements, with a focus on when to provide feedback and what to address when you do. Participants will examine a typology of comments, reflect on students’ experiences and expectations for comments, and (re)consider their own feedback practices. Please register by November 1st via Qualtrics.

Who Can Attend

Nov. 15, 2022
1:00 PM

Graduate Writing and Research 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 September 6th to November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. 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 supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2nd to register for the program.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Nov. 15, 2022
1:00 PM

Designing Accessible Documents (PW 130)

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.

University Writing has partnered with Human Resource Development to offer workshops related to professional writing and communication. Registration is free and open to all full-time and TES employees. Space is limited, so register in advance via Fast-Train on AU Access.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Nov. 20, 2022
12:00 AM

Miller Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving Break

The Miller Writing Center will be closed November 20th to November 26th for Thanksgiving Break. Normal hours will return November 27th.

Learn more about the Miller Writing Center.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Dec. 02, 2022
1:00 PM

Miller Writing Center Final Day for Fall Term

The Miller Writing Center is open for summer semester from August 22 to December 2. Auburn students, faculty, and staff can get free, one-on-one feedback from a Miller Writing Center peer consultants on any kind of writing at any point in the process. 

Make up to three online or in-person appointments per week through AU Access. Learn more about the Miller Writing Center.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Dec. 07, 2022
2:00 PM

Emails for Challenging Scenarios (PW110)

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 friendless 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.

University Writing has partnered with Human Resource Development to offer workshops related to professional writing and communication. Registration is free and open to all full-time and TES employees. Space is limited, so register in advance via Fast-Train on AU Access.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff