2016 Manuscript Writing Workshop

LEAF's Manuscript Writing Workshop
May 4 - 6, 2016

This two-and-a-half day retreat will facilitate completing and submitting a research manuscript. Our goals are to cultivate a supportive group of productive researchers and to improve the research productivity of STEM women at UC, with a particular focus on minority women.

Location

The 2016 Manuscript Writing Workshop will take place at the Mariemont Inn, 6880 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

Overview

Participants spend a few days (May 4-6, 2016) attending the retreat and gaining critical skills, inspiration and guidance to kick-start a writing project. Participants then work independently over the summer term (Summer 2016) to complete that proposed project. Campus writing circles are offered to help support ongoing commitment to participants' projects.

Benefits

The Manuscript Writing Workshop is co-sponsored by LEAF, the Chief Diversity Officer and the participants' home departments. All retreat costs are covered and participants who successfully submit their manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal by the end of summer term 2016 will receive a $500 grant.

Participants will also receive a copy of the book Becoming An Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson, our facilitator.

Eligibility

All UC full-time female faculty in NSF STEM disciplines are eligible to participate. Priority will be given to minority women and to women faculty approaching tenure or promotion. Applicants must obtain approval from their departmental chair.

Conditions of Participation

  • Participants must attend the entire retreat (May 4-6, 2016).
  • Participants from previous years may not participate.

Application Requirements

  • Approximately $350 (per room) of lodging costs must be covered by the participant's home department. Please let your Department Head know that s/he will receive an email asking to approve this funding expense. Participants may share a room to reduce costs.
  • Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2016 and must accept by April 15, 2016.

 

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Deadline is March 15, 2016.

 

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, May 4

Time & Location
Session
Facilitator Description
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Dinner & Social Networking* Bleuzette Marshall, UC Chief Diversity Officer Introductions & Networking with the group


Thursday, May 5

Time & Location Session Facilitator Description
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast   Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 am Introductions
Plan for the Day
Materials: Handouts, Article Template, Books
Dr. Pat Goodson  
9:45 - 10:00 am Session 1 Dr. Pat Goodson Writing with POWER
10:00 - 10:30 am First Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
10:30 - 10:45 am Break    
10:45 - 11:15 am Session 2 Dr. Pat Goodson Establish the "Write Habit"
11:15 - 11:45 am Second Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
11:45 - 12:00 pm Session 3 Dr. Pat Goodson Tips for generating text
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch    
1:00 - 1:30 pm Session 4 Dr. Pat Goodson Tips for organizing and editing at the paragraph level
1:30 - 2:00 am Third Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
2:00 - 2:30 pm Session 5 Dr. Pat Goodson Tips for editing at the sentence level
2:30 - 3:00 am Fourth Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break    
3:15 - 3:45 pm Session 6 Dr. Pat Goodson Tips for sustained productivity
3:45 - 4:15 am Fifth Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
4:15 - 4:45 pm Session 7 Dr. Pat Goodson Tips for proofing/copyediting
4:45 - 5:00 pm Session 8 Dr. Pat Goodson Resources list
5:00 pm Break    
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner & Networking
   

Friday, May 6

Time & Location Session
Facilitator Description
8:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
  Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM Session 9 Dr. Pat Goodson Recap of Day 1
9:30 - 10:00 AM First Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
10:00 - 10:30 AM Session 10 Dr. Pat Goodson Feedback and Support
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break    
10:45 - 11:15 AM Session 11 Dr. Pat Goodson Collaboration Strategies
11:15 - 11:45 AM Second Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
11:45 - 12:15 PM Session 12 Dr. Pat Goodson Building and structuring productive writing circles/groups
12:15 - 1:00 PM Lunch    
1:00 - 1:30 PM Session 13 Dr. Pat Goodson Practicing writing group/circle strategies
1:30 - 2:00 PM Third Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
2:00 - 3:00 PM Session 14 Dr. Pat Goodson Small groups
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break    
3:15 - 3:45 PM Fourth Round Writing Participants Participants will write and 2 faculty may sign up for 1:1 meetings with Dr. Goodson
3:45 - 4:15 PM Session 15 Dr. Pat Goodson Small groups
4:15 - 5:00 PM Panel   TBD
       

*All alcohol must be paid for individually, and is not eligible for reimbursement.

Patricia Goodson, PhD

Patricia Goodson, Ph.D. is a Presidential Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.   At TAMU, she has taught mostly graduate-level courses such as Health Behavior Theory, Health Research Methods, Health Program Evaluation, Health Education Ethics, and Advanced Health Behavior Theory.  In 2007 she created and implemented a writing support service for graduate students, titled P.O.W.E.R (an acronym for Promoting Outstanding Writing for Excellence in Research).She has authored two academic books: Theory in Health Promotion Research and Practice: Thinking Outside the Box, published in 2009 by Jones & Bartlett Learning, and Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing (2nd edition: April/May 2016) by SAGE Publications.

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