CCID events and workshops

Faculty writing retreats

Faculty writing retreats are scheduled four times per academic year. The idea is really a simple one: we set aside time to write together. Anyone teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno is welcome to join us. Seating is limited to 10 spots, so reservations are necessary. Morning beverages and snacks, as well as box lunches are provided; all you need to bring is whatever materials and tools you need for the work you want to do.

Make a faculty writing retreat reservation

There is something powerful and productive in the company of colleagues who are working on their scholarship, whether that be grants, articles, proposals, or something else entirely. These retreats are also a time to get to know your colleagues from other departments and disciplines; it's fascinating to hear about their work.

The main idea of a faculty writing retreat is to set aside time to work. It is motivating to be in the company of others who are also working; and the writing retreats are always scheduled just before a break in teaching schedules so faculty have time to continue their work afterward. The retreats take place on campus, usually in one of the conference rooms on the fourth floor of the Knowledge Center. Please try one, if you haven't already. And, of course, if you have any questions, just let us know by emailing Bill Macauley at

2018-2019 faculty writing retreat dates:

  • Friday, October 26th, 2018 from 12pm-4pm (Nevada Day)
  • Monday, January 7th, 2019 from 9am-4pm
  • Monday, March 18th, 2019 from 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 from 9am-4pm

Location: MIKC 404

Other upcoming CCID events

Faculty Writing Retreats are not the only events CCID will be offering this year. Example events include the following:

  • Faculty workshops: working with student writing and assessment
  • Training and support for TAs working with student writing
  • Professional development opportunities for teaching with writing, presenting, or multimedia
  • Speakers, reading groups, teaching circles

Don't see the kind of support or event you are looking for? Would you like to have a workshop or specialized training session just for your group? Request it by emailing CCID.