Creative Thoughts for Promoting Faculty Scholarship
Prompted by some comments from Mike Madison (Associate Dean for Scholarship, Pitt), we are tossing around the idea of doing a daylong “scholarship retreat” here at Pacific McGeorge. The idea would be to use a day during reading period to present works-in-progress, analyze scholarship trends, and discuss the writing and submission process.
I got a little carried away, however, and started thinking about more creative activities for the day – such as a contest to come up with the most interesting title for someone’s WIP, have a couple of sentences about tackling problems in your field that could encourage a free write, and maybe some other type of game (!) to get the creativity flowing. If your school does these types of scholarship retreats, how do you use the day? Have there been any particular suggestions that seemed to work well? I’d appreciate your comments.