Women's Faculty Writing Program
Established as a grassroots effort in 2017, the Women’s Faculty Writing Program (WFWP) seeks to make weekly writing a priority by providing structure, accountability, and community support. During the academic year, WFWP participants meet for three hours every week in the library with their assigned writing group. Apart from a 15-minute check-in session, participants spend this time researching and writing. Participants commit to set research/writing goals each term, consistently attend weekly writing sessions, and track their writing hours each week.
WFWP participants repeatedly list increasing their writing productivity, meeting faculty from across the university, and receiving encouragement and support as benefits of the WFWP.
The WFWP was initially created by women faculty to support the needs of women faculty as they research, write, and contribute academic knowledge to their scholarly fields, and pursue tenure and promotion. The WFWP now receives official support and is, therefore, open to all Baylor tenured and tenure-track faculty. The WFWP will operate consistently with Title VII non-discrimination requirements such that while the focus continues to be on addressing issues that include ones unique to or of special interest for women faculty, it will not deny training opportunities to men. And eventually, we hope to extend the WFWP to all faculty.
If you are interested in signing up for the upcoming term, contact the WFWP Coordinator, Lisa Shaver.