Faculty Writing Retreat

The Fall 2019 interdisciplinary faculty writing retreat is designed to:

  • Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
  • Encourage productivity through accountability and camaraderie
  • Help you accomplish a writing project this fall

The retreat includes committed writing time, mini-sessions on removing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, discussions 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.

Retreat agenda

Writing Retreat session agenda:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Goal Setting
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Writing Time
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon and group discussion about writing habits and strategies
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Writing Time

Free for all MSU faculty and staff; a light lunch will be provided.

Email Dr. Etta Madden (ettamadden@MissouriState.edu) if you have any questions.

Fall 2019 sessions are facilitated by Dr. Etta Madden and held in the FCTL Meyer Library Room 204, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming faculty writing retreats

Free for all MSU faculty and staff; a light lunch will be provided each day.

Email (Dr. Etta Madden) if you have any questions.

2019 fall

  • Thursday, September 12
  • Friday, September 27
  • Thursday, October 17
  • Friday, October 25
  • Thursday, November 7
  • Friday, November 22
  • Monday-Tuesday, December 16-17

2020 spring

  • Friday, January 24
  • Thursday, February 6
  • Friday, February 21
  • Thursday, March 5
  • Friday, March 27
  • Thursday, April 16
  • Friday, April 24
  • Monday-Tuesday, May 18-19

Register now

Register today through My Learning Connection.


Contact the FCTL at FCTL@MissouriState.edu.