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ERIC Number: EJ772133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
The Faculty Writing Place: A Room of Our Own
Elbow, Peter; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v38 n6 p17-22 Nov-Dec 2006
This year marks the 15th year of a program called "Professors as Writers" at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The first meeting was a half-day workshop at the end of a spring semester to help faculty launch the writing they wanted to do over the summer. The program has grown over the years and now includes monthly retreats, as well as a day-long session in May. In this article, the authors present their separate thoughts on the program. Mary Deane, an associate provost for faculty development and a writer, reflects on what it takes to create and sustain this writing space and a writing community, while Peter, a teacher of writing and a writer, reflects on how his theories of writing apply to a faculty retreat--and what is useful to say and not to say. They hope this dual perspective will give readers a richer sense of this program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts