Workshops at Easton’s Nook

NEW – Jamaica Writing Retreat #2
August 18-24, 2024

Easton’s Nook invites writers and academics in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and STEM disciplines to join us for a 6 night, 7 day writing retreat in Negril, Jamaica. Participants will write on-site in a beautiful and idyllic seaside environment. Experience focused writing time, professional development workshops, and opportunities connect with scholars in topical and disciplinary affinity groups.

Grant Writing Workshop – Closed
July 26-28, 2024

Designed for academic grant seekers from early to midcareer, this workshop led by Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD, MS, will help you to build, strengthen, and polish your grant writing skills. Taught by a midcareer professional who has been successfully funded by both foundations and governmental agencies for more than two decades, you will receive assistance in preparing clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals.

Foci:

  • Techniques for writing winning grant proposals
  • Essential components of a grant proposal package
  • Support in drafting specific aims/primary objectives

Workshop begins at 9am on July 26 and ends at 11am on July 28.

Planning For Tenure and Promotion

For most Assistant Professors the tenure review process is often steeped in stress and mystery. For most Associate Professors seeking promotion to the rank of Full Professor the process often feels no less mysterious or stressful. However, with careful and early planning, the process of getting to and through tenure and promotion can be manageable, even enjoyable. This series is designed for Post-docs, Assistant Professors preparing for tenure, and Associate Professors preparing for promotion to the rank of Professor.

Eligibility: Post-docs, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, professionals seeking to transition to tenure track positions.

2-day Virtual Workshop, June 13-14, 2024
  • Demystify the tenure and promotion processes;
  • Craft strategic plans for each stage of the tenure and promotion journey;
  • Identify common mistakes made during the journey to tenure and senior level promotion;
  • Identify important do’s and don’ts related to the tenure and promotion processes;
3-day Intensive On-Site Workshop at Easton’s Nook, July 5-7, 2024
  • Demystify the tenure and promotion processes;
  • Craft strategic plans for each stage of the tenure and promotion journey;
  • Identify common mistakes made during the journey to tenure and senior level promotion;
  • Identify important do’s and don’ts related to the tenure and promotion processes;
  • Intensive Individual Consultation

– individual support in preparing your portfolio including statements of research, teaching, and service;

– individual support in crafting a plan for optimizing your portfolio;

– additional materials provided

Publication Camp – Closed

Writing Camp, June 24 – 30, 2024 (Monday 1pm thru Sunday 10am)

The goals of the 6 day publication camp are to 1) provide concrete guidance about how to write a journal article; 2) understand how to select an appropriate outlet for your work; and 3) carve out substantial, structured time for writing and reviewing your work. Campers will be a small group of people (maximum of 6 people) who will work supportively to ensure the productivity of all who are present.

This writing camp will lead you through the process of:

  • Constructing a conceptual frame for your work
  • Writing a critical review of the literature
  • Constructing your Methods section
  • Reporting your Results
  • Constructing an effective Discussion section
  • Navigating writing blocks, and planning for productivity
  • You will have substantial time each day to write!