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How to Design Better Office Hours - Student and professor talking in an office
January 14, 2020

How to Design Better Office Hours

Holding office hours is a campus policy at most universities in the United States. In the California State University system, where I teach, full-time faculty must hold at least three office hours per week. The… Continue Reading

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January 10, 2020

Things to Consider When Starting a Writing Group

Considering starting a writing group in the new year? Here are some things to consider as you're putting together your group. Who makes a good writing group member? When you're starting your writing group, it… Continue Reading

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January 2, 2020

New Year Resolutions for Writers

'Tis the season when we look forward to what we want this year to embody. As authors, scholars, and wordsmiths, we can set resolutions that are kind to our future writing selves and actually help… Continue Reading

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December 16, 2019

How Are You Prioritizing Self-Care Over the Winter Break?

How are you planning to prioritize self-care over the winter break? It's tempting to see winter break as an opportunity to get all the stuff done that got put off from the fall. But taking… Continue Reading

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December 9, 2019

2019 Year in Review: A Year of Expansion

December is a time for reflection, when we look back at what has happened throughout the year and make plans for what we want to bring into being in the new one. It also brings our… Continue Reading

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December 6, 2019

Thank You to University Staff

We want to say the biggest THANK YOU to all the amazing academic staff whose expertise with contracts, vendor registration, logistics, and scheduling make the work we do with faculty clients possible. Thank you to… Continue Reading

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