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