Dissertation Retreats and Writing Groups

We can consult on creating department dissertation retreats or facilitate the formation of effective writing groups.

The CEW is committed to supporting writers as they negotiate their major, degree-culminating projects. While many use individual consultation services, we also offer four or more dissertation retreats per year to give writers the opportunity to work intensively in a comfortable, supportive environment to make surges of progress. 

In light of the popularity and impact of these events, the CEW also encourages departments to host their own dissertation retreats. The CEW can help you create a structure for your retreat or we can send representatives in to facilitate. In addition to retreats, disciplinary writing groups can be an excellent way of structuring support, accountability and productive dialogue into the writing process. The CEW can help your department to facilitate the formation of effective writing groups based upon research-based principles.

Email writing@buffalo.edu to inquire about any of these programs.