ERIC Number: EJ1034406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Jumpstarting Junior Faculty Motivation and Performance with Focused Writing Retreats
Girardeau, Laura; Rud, A. G.; Trevisan, Michael S.
Journal of Faculty Development, v28 n1 p33-40 Jan 2014
Faculty members are critical assets to universities, and large losses to institutions occur if they are not successful. Although institutions value publications and grants in the tenure process, newer professors receive little guidance in writing for these endeavors. Faculty writing retreats help apprentice professors in the craft of writing; however, little research has explored how public institutions on limited budgets can hold effective retreats. To meet this call, we piloted a writing retreat at a large, public research university to steer the junior faculty toward increased motivation and productivity. Results informed development of recommendations for other institutions to design effective retreats.
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Research Universities, College Faculty, Nontenured Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Productivity, Beginning Teachers, Writing Strategies, Self Control, Writing Skills, Collegiality, Teacher Surveys, Likert Scales, Pilot Projects
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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