Upcoming Events with the University Writing Program

Spring WAC Guest Speaker: Temptaous McKoy

"Centering Student Technology: Moving Past PowerPoint"

Date: March 31, 2022 from 12:40-2:00pm via Zoom link 

Winner of the 2020 CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication, Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Technical Writing at Bowie State University, Dr. McKoy teaches a multitude of courses such as Developmental Writing, First-Year Writing, Research Writing, and Technical and Report Writing. She also serves as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies for the Department of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies. For more about Dr. McKoy's work, please visit her website.

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Writing-Invested Faculty Retreat - Offsite at the Omni Mount Washington Resort

Date: June 6-8, 2022

CEITL Participation points for both the off-site part and ongoing check-in sessions throughout the year.


Dr. Meaghan Dittrich, Director, University Writing Programs
Chrissy O'Keefe, PhD Candidate and Senior Lecturer in Technical & Professional Writing, WAC Network Representative

Open to ALL writing-invested faculty (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure-track, lecturers, etc.)

Applications due by March 1, 2022 to

The UNH Writing Program will reprise the well-received Writing-Invested Faculty retreat. All faculty who are invested in writing in pedagogy are welcome to apply, although priority will go to those teaching or planning to teach writing-intensive courses. The experience consists of a three-day offsite at the Mount Washington Hotel followed by three sessions at UNH over the course of the following year (one in August*, December, and May). The salient goals of the retreat are to give faculty a fuller awareness of the principles underlying writing in pedagogy, to equip them with practices to enhance their work with student writing, and to promote connections among writing-invested faculty. Participants will design or revise a course as part of the process. There will be room for 10 participants, to be decided by the Writing Committee in April. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Dey Family Fund.

*Date of the summer follow-on session will be arranged based on participants’ schedules.


Please send an email or hardcopy document with the following information to Meaghan Dittrich, Director of the UNH Writing Program (, Dimond Library, Room 329, by March 1, 2022:

  1. Name, Department, email/phone
  2. Class(es) with writing (WI or other) that you have taught or plan to teach
  3. Class that you intend to develop or revise during the retreat
  4. A brief statement outlining what you would hope to bring away from the experience
  5. A brief statement of what you would hope to contribute to the experience of colleagues
  6. A statement affirming that you are able and willing to attend both the June* offsite and the summer follow-on session at UNH (date to be arranged based on collective availability)

* Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Lodging and noon meals will be covered by the Writing Program; participants may be accompanied by spouse/family. Further details will be sent upon selection. For questions, please email

Upcoming Events with the Connors Writing Center

2022 Spring Semester January 31 - May 9

Community Writing Table: Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm and Wednesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm

For these four hours each week, the Writing Center welcomes anyone who seeks a space to write in a community of support. Feel free to come sit at our Big Table - built by Bob Connors and his graduate students back in 1994 and intended to be a space for community writing. Whether you just to write in a supportive space, chat with others about their writing processes and strategies, or drop-in with some writing questions - all are welcome!

Accountability Sessions: Mondays @ 10:00am via Zoom

The UNH Connors Writing Center hosts online weekly accountability sessions for any student writer interested in goal setting. Each week, students can join a Zoom session to check in with their weekly goals and see how other students are working through their writing process. Sessions for Spring 2022 will be held Mondays beginning on January 31. For more information on these sessions please contact