If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report, or any other writing project, you might be interested in the "write-on-site" group that meets in the Faculty Development and Innvovation Center. What does it mean to "write-on-site"? The term was coined by Kerry Ann Rockquemore (Sociology and African-American studies at UIC) and describes people coming together to work on their particular projects for two hours at least once a week. Although people are working on their own projects, writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing.
2021 update. Use of the FDIC Conference Rooms as well as the Faculty Lounge (upstairs in Booth Library directly above the FDIC reception) for writing and collaborating has been on hold during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this space for plans for Fall 2021. Note: FDIC in past years has offered a course for faculty based on Write Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks. If you are interested, note that we have copies of that work in our Teaching and Learning Library. Let us know if you are interested.