The U See I Write: UCI Faculty Writing Retreat initiative was founded in 2016 by UCI Professors Ilona Yim and Elizabeth van Es, both alumni of and coaches for the Faculty Success Program.
The goal of the initiative was to establish a community of UCI faculty members who want to support each other in their writing, learn about good writing habits, and celebrate their writing successes with each other.
Since the successful launch of the first retreat at Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, California, what was initially conceptualized as a bi-annual event was expanded to a quarterly event. Currently, two smaller retreats are held at a location off campus and a larger retreat is held on campus.
During our writing retreats, much of the time is spent focused on writing, while also providing ample opportunity to get to know other like-minded writers at UCI.
The retreat is now coordinated by UCI Professors Ilona Yim (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Olga Razorenova (email@example.com). Feel free to contact them with any further questions.
Participation in the U See I Write Faculty Writing Retreat is by application only.
Fall and Winter retreat applications are open to:
- UCI faculty members at the Assistant Professor rank
- UCI faculty members who have completed or are in the process of completing the NCFDD Faculty Success Program, regardless of rank
- UCI faculty members who have participated in one of the previous U See I Write Faculty Writing Retreats, regardless of rank
Spring retreat applications are open to all UCI faculty members.
The next writing retreat will be held in Winter Quarter 2018, scheduled for January 5th, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm. The application is now available and the deadline is Friday, December 22, 2017.
To receive information on future U See I Write Faculty Writing Retreats, please email Samantha Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list.