Faculty Writing Program

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Center for Faculty Development
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192


Program Description

With so many plates spinning, it can be difficult for faculty to make time for their scholarly and creative agendas.  The Center offers a variety of sessions and resources to assist faculty in creating - and taking advantage of - time to write... Please  take a look at this year's events, and plan ahead!

Writing Marathon Program 

Several times each year, the Center partners with the Office of Research and with the University Library to offer "oases" - time and space for faculty to come and write, uninterrupted. Upon request, we can provide consulting (about library searches, research design, data analysis, and similar topics) as well as a critical-friend review of your manuscripts.

Dates for AY 2017-18

Time Management and Planning Sessions

Getting off to a good start:  Time management strategies and organization tips for crazy-busy faculty

The academic semester has a tendency to fly by, and we are often frustrated by how little we feel we have accomplished by the end of the term.  Please join me for an hour-long workshop on strategies to align your time with your priorities and increase your productivity while striving for balance in your life. Location: All sessions will take place in IRC 210Session dates and times: Wednesday, January 31st, 10-11 and Thursday, February 1st, 10-11Sign-up form: Time Management Workshop sign-up






Lunch-and-learn sessions in partnership with the University Library

  • How to Search for Scholarly Resources using OneSearch. Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - 12:00-1:30, in MLK Library, Room 213.   

    Sign-up form: OneSearch Workshop sign-up



  • Pearls of Wisdom: Advice and Tips from SJSU colleagues who have served as Journal Editors. Monday, October 30th, 2017, 12:00-1:30; location MLK Library, Room 225. Sign-up form:Pearls of Wisdom sign-up: Advice and Tips from SJSU librarians and colleagues who have served as Journal Editors
  • Keeping Current in your Field: Tips and tricks for staying abreast of scholarly developments in topic areas of interst to you. Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 12:00-1:30, location TBD. Sign-up form: Keeping Current in your Field
  • Social Media Tools, Public Scholarship, Student Engagement and the Democratization of Intellectual Inquiry.  Tuesday, March 13th and Wedensday, March 14th, 2018, 12:00-1:30, location MLK Library Room 225. Sign-up form: Social media tools


Aiding the Writing-Stalled Professor, Joli Jensen, Chronicle of Higher Education, July, 2017