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 initiative offers several networking events and resources, including the U See I Write Handbook to guide faculty authors through their process.
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 (email@example.com), Nina Bandelj (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Olga Razorenova (email@example.com). 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, 2022-23
Please submit applications to one or all of the following retreats at: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mri0WBhUBUYLsi
Fall Retreat – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 – APPLY BY OCTOBER 14, 2022
- in-person location: Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, at the San Joaquin Ranch Wildlife Facility
Winter Retreat – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023 – APPLY BY JANUARY 20, 2023
- in-person location: UCI Continuing Education Building
Spring Retreat – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2022 – APPLY BY APRIL 14, 2023
- in-person location: TBA
U See I Write Faculty Cohort Meetings, 2022-23
- 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on November 18 at Natural Sciences Unit II (NS2) 4201
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on December 9 at Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on January 13 at SBSG 1517
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on February 10 at SBSG 1517
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on March 10 at SBSG 1517
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on April 14 at NS2 4201
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on May 12 at NS2 4201
- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on June 9 at NS2 4201