2015 Summer Academic Writing Retreat

Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, 2015

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Meyer Library, Room 204
Faculty Facilitator:  
Stephanie Norander, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

This interdisciplinary academic writing retreat is designed to:

  • Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
  • Encourage productivity through peer accountability and immediate feedback
  • Help you start off your summer by completing a writing project

The retreat includes five days of committed writing time, mini-sessions on removing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, and feedback on writing style, grammar, and more. The retreat is open to anyone working on a scholarly writing project. The goal is for each participant to arrive with a work in progress and leave with a manuscript prepared for submission.

Writing Retreat Session Agenda:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.    Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.    Discussion Session
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.    Settle In
9:30 – 12:00 p.m.  Writing Time
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Luncheon
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.    Writing Time
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Debriefing Session

The cost of the retreat is $150.  The Summer Writing Retreat is noncredit fee waiver benefit eligible and payment is completed online through the registration process.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please register in My Learning Connection. Click Course Catalog, Show All Classes and search the dropdown Category, Professional Development – Teaching and Learning. Online registration is open until June 5th with limited seating.  For registration assistance, contact HR Employee Development & Performance at 6-5779. Cancellation Policy: Fees are non-refundable after June 10, 2015.

Accommodation Options for Out of Town Guests

On Campus Guest Housing

Missouri State University Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services has a limited amount of on campus guest housing available for retreat participants.
Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Room rates range from $30.00 - $50.00 per night.
To reserve on campus housing, please complete the “Request a Reservation” form at: reslife.missouristate.edu/Guest.htm, or, call: 417-836-5536.

Other Area Accommodations

University Plaza Hotel
333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway,
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: (417) 864-7333 | Fax: 417-831-5893
Walnut Street Inn
900 E. Walnut
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: 417-864-6436
Holiday Inn Express
1117 E. St. Louis
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: 1-800-HOLIDAY


Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Missouri State University
Duane G. Meyer Library – Level II 204

901 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: 417-836-3059
Email: fctl@missouristate.edu

Web: www.missouristate.edu/fctl/

Faculty Facilitator

Stephanie Norander, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65897


Registration for Non-MSU Participants

Online Form

Please complete the online form and registration instructions will be forwarded. Thank you.

Registration for MSU participants

If you are an MSU employee, please register in My Learning Connection for the class, Summer Academic Writing Retreat – 2015.

For registration assistance in My Learning Connection instructions or contact HR Employee Development & Performance at 65779. 

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Registration Includes: Structured mini-sessions on writing, editorial support, reading resources, basic writing materials (paper, pens, pencils and printer access), wi-fi access, and daily light breakfasts and lunches.

What You Need to Bring: Paper/Project in progress, research materials, laptop or some other word processor.

*Cancellation Policy: The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning reserves the right to cancel the retreat at any time due to circumstances beyond university control. In the event of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.

Contact Information:  For registration assistance contact HR Employee Development & Performance at 836-5779.  Questions about the Academic Writing Retreat, directions, parking, or accommodations please contact the FCTL at 836-3059 or fctl@missouristate.edu.