How Can CTLs Create and Support a Culture of Faculty Writing?


If it falls within their goals and mission, Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) are typically positioned to create and support a faculty writing culture. In this paper, we wish to add to the growing research on the role CTLs play in faculty success, with a specific focus on writing. In particular, we describe how we created, supported, and enhanced a faculty writing culture on our campus. Over a three-year period, we developed a variety of short and longer-term writing initiatives designed to meet the needs and goals of our faculty members. We describe each of these initiatives, ways that we promote them, and how these activities contribute to our efforts to provide a supportive culture for faculty writers. We close with additional possibilities for CTLs to foster and sustain a culture of faculty writing.