UMass Boston

Faculty Writing Groups

Accountability Writing Groups for Faculty

The Writing Center organizes writing groups for faculty. These are accountability writing groups, designed to provide UMass Boston staff and faculty members—tenure track, non-tenure track, and post-docs—with time and space to work on their writing in the company of others. We define writing broadly, so writing groups can be used to work on research, data analysis, revision, brainstorming, reading, and any other part of the writing process. We start each writing group with a short goal-setting conversation and wrap up by celebrating our accomplishments. Since these are accountability writing groups, participants don’t exchange writing, instead, we work independently but provide extra accountability and community. Visit our events page for more information on our current writing group offerings.

Register for the Writing Group for Faculty of Color

Register for the Writing Group for Faculty 

Spring 2024 Writing Group for Faculty of Color:

The writing group for faculty of color will meet on Mondays from 10:00am-1:00pm. We will meet in-person in McCormack Hall, 3rd floor, room 0721 and on Zoom while classes are in session. Our first writing group is February 5 and our last session is May 6.

If you’re a UMB faculty member, post-doc, or staff member and identify as Black, Brown, Indigenous, or a person of color, please register to attend. You only need to register once, and you’ll receive an email with more information and the zoom link ahead of the writing group. Participants don’t have to attend every writing group nor stay the whole time. These writing groups are meant to work around your schedule, so come and go as you’re able.

This writing group is co-hosted by The Writing Center, the Office for Faculty Development, and the Dean of Faculty. 

Spring 2024 Faculty Writing Group (virtual):

The faculty writing group will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm on zoom while classes are in session. Our first writing group is February 7 and our last session is May 8. 

If you’re a UMB faculty member, post-doc, or staff member register to attend. You only need to register once, and you’ll receive an email with more information and the zoom link ahead of the writing group. Participants don’t have to attend every writing group nor stay the whole time. These writing groups are meant to work around your schedule, so come and go as you’re able.

Writing Center

Main location: Campus Center, First Floor, Room 1300
Boston, MA 02125 USA