Collaboration with CSU Writes

The Women & Gender Collaborative is working with Dr. Kristina Quynn, director of CSU Writes, to support women faculty research, writing, scholarship, and publication. Recent research shows that women academics are more likely to put off writing, take on more service in departments, and publish fewer articles than their male counterparts. It is important to note that women are publishing less (particularly in STEM fields) not because of an inherent difference in quality of work but often due to the choices women make about their academic writing practice. A writing community that offers key support can help women academic writers, who often face particularly gendered challenges when writing to build their CV, advancing through tenure, or maintaining a work-life balance. Such a writing community of women scholars can also help generate a collegial academic climate on campus. Visit the CSU Writes website to learn more. 

Cori Wong and Kristina Quynn
Dr. Cori Wong and Dr. Kristina Quynn at the 2018 Women Faculty Summer Writing Retreat; Colorado State University campus.

Faculty Women Summer Writing Retreats

Junior Women Faculty Mountain Campus 3-Day Writing Retreat

Held at the Mountain Campus, this retreat supports junior women faculty who are new (pre-tenure) to building a career and life in academe. Includes 5-6 hours of writing each day balanced with facilitated discussions and recreational events.

Week-Long Women Faculty Writing Retreat

Held on the main campus, this retreat provides women faculty a communal and supportive space to make substantial progress on manuscripts and proposals. Includes workshops on concerns specific to women in academe: negotiating heavier teaching loads, service commitments, and/or family obligations.

Mondays First

Mondays First is the “first” in a series of CSU Writes events sponsored by the Women & Gender Collaborative. The title, “Mondays First,” refers both to the gathering time and to the need for faculty and postdocs to privilege their writing when building and enhancing their careers in academe. Each Monday gathering opens with a gender-aware discussion session about writing, academic life, and strategies for supporting each other. This short discussion is then followed by an extended writing session in which participants write “on their own” yet together in a positive and communal space. (Coffee and tea provided.)


2018-2019 Mondays First Schedule

8:30 am – Coffee & Conversation
9:00-11:30 am – Writing Session 
Fall 2018
September 10 – LSC 304
October 1 – LSC 226
November 5 – LSC 304
December 3 – LSC 304
 Spring 2019
February 4 – LSC304
March 4 – LSC 304
April 1 – LSC 304
May 6 – LSC226