U See I Write
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, the bi-annual event has expanded to include all faculty at UCI.
During the 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. Please see the Application tab for the various deadlines for applications for the fall, winter, spring and summer writing retreats.
In 2021, the U See I Write Cohort program was added, providing monthly half-day writing retreats and weekly one-hour writing meetings in small accountability groups throughout the academic year. This program is supported by funding from the UC Office of the President Advancing Faculty Diversity program and applications for the annual cohort are due by November 1, 2021.
The retreats are now coordinated by UCI Professors Ilona Yim (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nina Bandelj (email@example.com) and Olga Razorenova (firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to contact them with any further questions.
Eligibility to Apply
Since Spring 2018, applications are open to all UCI faculty members, including teaching professors, regardless of rank from all academic units.
U See I Write Faculty Writing Retreats, 2021-22
Please submit applications to one or all of the following retreats at: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mri0WBhUBUYLsi
Fall Retreat – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021 – APPLY BY OCTOBER 22, 2021
Winter Retreat – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022 – APPLY BY JANUARY 28, 2022
Spring Retreat – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 – APPLY BY APRIL 15, 2022