From Research to Practice: Virtual Faculty Writing Groups in Changing States of Normal

Elevate faculty well-being and productivity with our live Magna Online Seminar, which showcases evidence-based research from the Journal of Faculty Development of successful strategies from experienced educators on navigating remote work challenges, fostering collaboration through virtual writing groups, and enhancing collegiality and productivity in the academic community.


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Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Central

Are your faculty members feeling overwhelmed and isolated in the ever-evolving world of higher education? The challenges of constant changes, remote work, and siloed environments can take a toll on faculty members’ well-being and productivity.

Our panel of experienced educators understand these struggles firsthand and have successfully navigated the obstacles of siloed and remote work environments. Through implementing virtual faculty writing groups, they’ve witnessed remarkable improvements in collaboration, collegiality, and accountability among faculty members.

In this live Magna Online Seminar, our presenters will share insights from their research featured in the May 2024 issue of the Journal of Faculty Development, where they explore how faculty writing groups not only impacted productivity but also enhanced well-being during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through interviews and qualitative analysis, they discovered that participating faculty gained motivation, a sense of community, and honed their writing skills.

A key takeaway from their research was the importance of ongoing group participation in fostering increased collegiality, even amidst time management challenges. By attending this live Magna Online Seminar, you’ll gain practical strategies for a more connected, productive, and engaged faculty community.

Why You Don’t Want to Miss This!

  • This live online seminar brings published research to life and provides access to the researchers in an interactive format to explore how you can apply this research yourself.
  • You’ll take away actionable strategies for utilizing writing groups to cultivate a sense of collegiality, community, and accountability in a virtual setting.


What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Foster a sense of collegiality and accountability to sustain effective writing practices via a writing group
  • Explore techniques for managing time effectively within the context of faculty writing groups to balance writing commitments with other professional responsibilities, thereby enhancing productivity and mitigating the perceived drawbacks of participation
  • Pinpoint best practices for leveraging remote collaboration tools and platforms to maintain engagement and facilitate scholarly growth within writing groups

Who should attend?

  • Directors of Centers for Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Developers
  • Educational Developers
  • Administrative Leaders
  • Faculty

If you are interested in registering a group for this live Magna Online Seminar, please contact our Customer Service team at for more details.


What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • Access to the live online seminar on July 11, 2024
  • 12-month on-demand access after the live online seminar takes place
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available on-demand.


Product Code: OC24LD

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