Spring Writing Retreat Call-For-Participants

May 10th - 11th 2024

Academic Writing Retreat Call-For-Participants:

The ORSSP Research Design & Data Analysis Lab is happy to announce our second annual academic writing retreat for faculty, students, and staff. This retreat is designed to support emerging and innovative research among the UT Tyler community, and the ORSSP Lab will provide participants with resources that can help them plan, write, and revise a manuscript for scholarly publication. 

The two-day retreat will be held on UT Tyler's main campus from May 10th-11th. Over the course of the retreat, participants will receive guided lectures that explain effective writing strategies, links to online writing-focused resources, quite uninterrupted writing time, and opportunities to receive one-on-one feedback from UT Tyler faculty that have extensive experience in academic publishing. 

To clarify, these workshops will not provide proofreading services or offer sentence-level editing feedback. Furthermore, these workshops will not review discipline-specific formatting guidelines for manuscripts. Instead, these workshops will discuss composing strategies that can be used at any stage of the publication process. All attendees should come to the retreat with writing in hand (no matter how polished or unpolished it may be).

Below is a list of genres and documents that the ORSSP and CETL will provide writing resources for:

  • Introductions
  • Conclusions
  • Methods sections
  • Conference proposals
  • CFPs for conferences and edited collections
  • Teaching-based research
  • Auto-ethnographic studies
  • Interactive/digital scholarly projects
  • Developing a research agenda 

The deadline for registration is March 30, 2024. Registration is open to UT Tyler faculty, students, and staff, and all attendees will be treated to dinner on the first day of the event. However, space is limited so registration will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

If you would like to register for the retreat, please follow this link: https://uttyler.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BNhS3iFIndSaGy