Dean John McCarthy writes:
I am writing to you to draw your attention to the dissertation writing retreats that will be offered this summer under the joint sponsorship of the Graduate School’s Ofﬁce of Professional Development and the University Writing Center. These week-long workshops offer extensive structured time to write, receive feedback, and develop effective writing strategies. Doctoral students who have already begun writing or who will be ready to begin writing by summer are welcome to apply. Three workshops are currently planned:
June 1-5, 2015 from 9am-4pm (CNS, Engineering, SPHHS, Nursing)
June 15-19 from 9am-4pm (SBS, Education, HFA, ISOM)
August 3-7 from 9am-4pm (Open to all disciplines)
This is the second summer in which we have offered these workshops, and the results from last summer – writing blocks overcome, chapters finished, dissertations defended – demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. These workshops offer more than just a quiet place to write; they also provide expert guidance in the process of writing and how to increase productivity.
Please urge your advisees to apply by April 17. They can find the application materials and further information here: http://www.tinyurl.com/summerdissretreats.
There is, of course, no charge to participants, and the Graduate School provides childcare scholarships of up to $150 to participants who need them.