Writing Programs

SAL2 Writing Programs include office hours with a writing coach, writing retreats, and writing workshops. These program is designed to help FAS ladder faculty in all disciplines develop sustainable writing routines, overcome writing blocks, engage new audiences, and address other writing-related goals and challenges.

Office Hours with a Writing Coach

Eligible faculty members can sign up for a 30-minute appointment with writing coach Anne Amienne from Scholars and Writers Consulting.

Office hours are an opportunity for one-on-one conversations and individualized guidance about writing goals and challenges, ranging from writing habits and mindset to craft and public engagement. You might also want to follow-up from a group workshop or talk over what writing coaching can do for you in the longer term.

Office hours are offered several times each semester. Dates will be announced to eligible faculty via email.

Upcoming Office Hours

  • Wednesday, November 8
  • Thursday, November 9

Appointments are 30 minutes each and can be scheduled online at the following link: https://bit.ly/fasofficehours

In addition, eligible FAS faculty members may request support through Coaching for Success at any time. This program provides faculty with 1-on-1 support from professional coaches. To date, 300+ FAS faculty members have worked with coaches on areas that range from developing leadership skills to establishing sustainable research routines; from building mentorship networks to balancing the demands of research and teaching; from learning new technical skills to writing for new audiences.

Writing Retreats

The FAS Dean’s Office offers writing retreats to provide opportunities for faculty to work on their writing goals for a period of uninterrupted time. Optional workshops intended to guide the writing process will be available throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch, and prepared take-home family meals are provided. 

The most recent writing retreat took place on October 19, 2023. Future retreat dates will be announced via email.

Writing Workshops

Offered in partnership with Scholars and Writers Consulting, writing workshops include topics such as writing routines, writing rituals, engaging readers, building clarity into your writing, goal-setting, and establishing boundaries around dedicated writing time. Future writing workshops will be announced via email.


Any ladder faculty member with a primary or fully joint appointment in an FAS department or program may participate.