Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center

109 Halle Library
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

[email protected]

Research Writers' Collaborative


The Writers’ Collaborative is an opportunity for EMU faculty to support each other while achieving realistic writing goals (i.e. developing a conference paper, draft an article, revising a book chapter, etc.). Giving and getting helpful feedback is also included.

Writers’ Collaborative Goals:

  • Develop healthy writing habits
  • Create realistic writing goals
  • Boost writing productivity
  • Meet potential collaborators/colleagues

Fall 2021 Workshops

Finding New Ways to Write

When: Monday, October 4, 2021, 10:30 a.m. - noon via Zoom

Description: Does it feel impossible to find time to write? This workshop will discuss strategies to identify writing opportunities and time management strategies. Topics covered include common challenges to productive research writing, breaking down writing tasks, and how you can set yourself up for success to face those challenges. Participants will be provided a hands-on learning experience to identify their writing needs.

Goal Setting for Writing During Winter 2022

When: Monday, December 6, 2021, 10:30 a.m. - noon via Zoom

Description: Take a break from the semester to review your writing goals from Fall and identify strategies to advance your writing projects for 2022 Winter semester. Or simply come for writing motivation for the new year — especially before your brain switches to winter course prepping full-time. The goal is for you to have a writing plan in your hand at the end of this session.

Fall 2021 Drop-in Sessions

  • Bi-Weekly Drop-In Sessions

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    When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. - noon

    The FDC will be hosting six 2-hour, virtual writing sessions called Shut Up and Write. The goal is to have space with limited distractions to focus on writing. *You do not need to be on camera, but be prepared to share your writing goal(s) for the session.


    • Sep 23, 2021 10 a.m.
    • Oct 7, 2021 10 a.m.
    • Oct 21, 2021 10 a.m.
    • Nov 4, 2021 10 a.m.
    • Nov 18, 2021 10 a.m.
    • Dec 2, 2021 10 a.m.

    Zoom Meeting:

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    Meeting ID: 822 2706 1297

    Passcode: 521107

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    Meeting ID: 822 2706 1297

Winter 2022 Activities

The FDC is pleased to offer three Research Writers' Collaborative Groups for the Winter 2022 semester. Members will meet with their groups a minimum of every 2 weeks, with a frequency determined as a group to meet your writing goals. The available meeting times are  to meet a range of schedules, but if you are unable to attend at the specific times, please contact Stephanie Wladkowksi at [email protected] after you register so we can find a way to support your writing needs. 

RWC Groups:
  • Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon (via Zoom)
  • Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (via Zoom)

Registration for Winter 2022 Collaborative Groups

Deadline to apply is January 10, 2022

Complete the RWC Application

Faculty Facilitators will Work with You Online/Remotely

  • Dr. Stephanie Wladkowski - Facilitator Leader
  • Dr. Ildiko (Ildi) Porter-Szucs
  • Dr. Ken Saldanha

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