On-Site Write: Faculty Writing Group

Join us each week during the spring semester for our newly established program, On-Site Write: Faculty Writing Group,aimed at developing a framework of research accountability and fostering a supportive faculty writing culture at JSU.   

Faculty Commons is opening room 208 Self Hall as a distraction-free space for any faculty member looking for quality writing time away from their office.  Over a span of nine sessions totaling 18 hours of meeting time, faculty will have the opportunity to set writing goals, write productively, report progress, and collaborate on challenges.  This series is ideal for those looking to make progress on publishable projects.  Participants will be asked to set work plans/writing goals prior to sessions.  Likewise, participants should be prepared to support others and briefly and succinctly discuss progress toward writing goals at the end of each meeting.  

This series supports the commitments of JSU’s Strategic Plan including the following strategic goal(s) and objectives:  

  1. Commitment 3, Discover: As educators, we do not provide the answers. We provide the experiences, environments, and expectations that allow learners to discover the answers. 

    • Goal 1, Experiences: Provide learning experiences that connect learners with real-world knowledge skills, and opportunities. 

      • Objective 1: Strategy/Action Item 2: Develop research spaces. 

      • Objective 1: Strategy/Action Item 3: Develop an academic schedule which dedicates a day during the workweek for research. 


  • To provide opportunities for sustained writing 

  • To build a place of community and support for writers  

  • To create opportunities for faculty members to collaborate and problem-solve across disciplines  

  • To accomplish writing goals set by individual faculty members  

Meeting Location: 208 Self Hall (in-person) 


Meeting Dates and Times 

  • Thursday, January 26, 2:00-4:00  

  • Thursday, February 02, 2:00-4:00  

  • Wednesday, February 08, 11:30-1:30  

  • Thursday, February 23, 3:00-5:00  

  • Thursday, March 02, 2:00-4:00  

  • Wednesday, March 08, 11:30-1:30 

  • Thursday, March 16, 2:00-4:00 

  • Wednesday, March 29, 11:30-1:30 

  • Thursday, April 13, 2:00-4:00 


After registering for one of the meetings, be on the lookout for a calendar invite in your JSU Gem account.