Jumpstart Academic Writing Workshop: Creative ways to Get Past Writing Blocks
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:00am

One way to maintain momentum in your writing and increase your enthusiasm is to try out a new approach.  In this hour-long, hands-on workshop, you will learn and practice two new creative approaches that are designed to surprise and invite you to re-engage and re-envision your academic writing. This workshop is offered twice this week, on December 2nd and December 5th.


What is the Jumpstart Academic Writing Program?

"After many stressful and isolating years trying to figure out why I was such an engaged scholar but unhappy writer, this program has dramatically influenced my approach to academic writing.  I am now an engaged scholar AND writer, with many new publications on my CV."

- PSU Jumpstart Faculty Member


What's on your scholarly writing to-do list this year?  Are you working on an article, book proposal, grant, or all of the above? How about trying to squeeze writing and publishing into your already full calendar?  Did you know that PSU has resources for faculty to support productive, satisfying academic writing practices?


You don't have to go it alone.  The Jumpstart Program - a faculty academic writing program - is here for you. Join our community of faculty writers, explore the research-based strategies that underlie successful academic writing practices, and gain a support system along the way. You'll have the chance to explore topics like successful writing strategies for publication, balancing teaching and your academic writing, overcoming writing block, sustaining your writing momentum, and more.  



Janelle Voegele has a doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education. She has over twenty years experience in postsecondary education, and has taught in a wide range of classroom, community-based and online environments - large and small, introductory and advanced level. She has won two student-nominated teaching awards while at PSU, and has presented widely on engaging students in deep and sustained learning. Her current research includes pedagogical assumptions and student learning experiences in partially online courses, the role of academic portfolios in faculty scholarship and professional development, and perceptions of scholarship in the context of institutional change.

Dannelle D. Stevens is a professor emerita, faculty in residence for academic writing and previously professor in the Department of Curriculum and instruction, at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. She received her degree in educational psychology from Michigan State. She has authored numerous journal articles. Through research and working with national and international faculty on the complex tasks associated with balancing teaching, writing and publishing, she developed and refined the key ideas in her fifth book, published this year, Write more, publish more, stress less! Five key principles for a creative and sustainable scholarly practice. She conducts workshops and coaching to faculty and universities on writing and career-related choices that lead to a successful career in academe.

Location: OAI SMSU M209 (Mezzanine floor)