Summer 2020 UF Postdoc Writing Program
The secret to writing is writing.

The UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, George A. Smathers Libraries, and University Writing Program are committed to helping early career researchers reach their writing goals and develop sustainable writing habits to support career success.

What to Expect

This program will help participants:

Get started -- or restarted -- on writing

Build a daily writing habit

Leverage peer accountability to overcome challenges to writing productivity

Participants in this program will:

Establish and share writing goals via the Writing Program Slack workspace and within their program contract.

Attend 2 National Center for Faculty Diversity & Development (NCFDD) webinars:How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice (Recorded; 1hr) and Moving from Resistance to Writing (Recorded; 1.5hrs)

Commit to daily writing check-in with peer group and coach

Exchange feedback and encouragement with peers

Minimum time commitment*

25 minutes a day writing, M-F

5 minutes a day receiving and providing feedback

Webinars – 2.5 hrs total; Webinars can be completed anytime during the first two weeks of June.

Program Schedule

Week 0 – May 25-29

Application period closes and participation notifications and introduction sent 

Welcome to the UF Postdoc Writing Program (4min Video)

Week 1 – June 1-5

Program Begins; 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Attend NCFDD Webinar “How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice” (Recorded; 1hr)

Post writing Goals to you profile in Slack and introduce yourself and your goals to your peer accountability group.

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Thursday June 4th, 4:30-5:30pm (ufl.zoom.us/j/957728497). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Rituals, Resistance, and Peer Review (3min 30sec Video)

Week 2 – June 8-12

Write on! 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Tuesday June 9th, 10am - 11am (ufl.zoom.us/j/944571754). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Week 3 – June 15-19

Write on! 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Attend NCFDD Webinar “Moving from Resistance to Writing” (Recorded; 1.5hrs)

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Thursday June 18th, 4:30-5:30pm (ufl.zoom.us/j/957728497). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Week 4 – June 22-26

Write on! 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Tuesday June 23rd, 10am - 11am (ufl.zoom.us/j/944571754). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Week 5 – June 29 - July 3

Write on! 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Thursday July 2nd, 4:30-5:30pm (ufl.zoom.us/j/957728497). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Week 6 – July 6-10

Write on! 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Tuesday July 7th, 10am - 11am (ufl.zoom.us/j/944571754). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Week 7 – July 13-17

Write on! 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Thursday July 18th, 4:30-5:30pm (ufl.zoom.us/j/957728497). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Week 8 – July 20-24

It's the last week! Write on! 25 minutes a day writing, M-F; 5 minutes a day providing feedback to peers via your Slack group.

Consider meeting your writing group at the Postdoc Social Tuesday July 21st, 10am - 11am (ufl.zoom.us/j/944571754). Breakout rooms can be created for any groups that want to use this time to meet. 

Week 9 – July 27-31

Writing Program Ends

Complete program assessment survey. 


Meet the Coaches

Each participant in the writing program will receive daily feedback and encouragement from program coaches via the Slack workspace.

Fernanda Rocha, PhD

Fernanda Rocha, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, UF College of Dentistry

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Lily R. Lewis, PhD

Lily R. Lewis, PhD

Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs & Academic Communications

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Patti McCall Wright, MA, MLS

Patti McCall Wright, MA, MLS

Systematic Review Librarian, Health Sciences Center Library

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Hannah F. Norton, MS

Hannah F. Norton, MS

Chair, Health Science Center Library - Gainesville
Associate University Librarian

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Michele R. Tennant, PhD, MLIS, FMLA

Michele R. Tennant, PhD, MLIS, FMLA

University Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries
Program Director, Academic Research Consulting & Service (ARCS)

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Mary E. Edwards, MLIS, EdD

Mary E. Edwards, MLIS, EdD

Associate University Librarian
Health Science Center Libraries

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Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, PhD

Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, PhD

Director of the Medical Humanities Program

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Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro, PhD

Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Warrington College of Business

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