Pen to Paper Writing Retreat


A retreat focused on preparing scholars to publish their community engaged work.

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REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 24, 2019

Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to guide faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners working on manuscripts related to service-learning and community engagement.

The two and a half-day retreat provides participants with time to discuss ideas with and receive feedback from editors, receive mentoring from retreat facilitators, share ideas with peers, and write.

Each year attendance is intentionally kept to a minimum in order to foster personal connections between participants, editors, and senior faculty coaches. The small group also provides the space participants need to focus on engaged scholarship.

The Retreat is organized in such a way as to offer participants two tracks—the Ready to Publish track and Ready to Write track.

  • The Ready to Publish track is for those who have a complete or nearly complete manuscript. These participants will receive feedback from journal editors and learn more about the various avenues available to publish their work.
  • The Ready to Write track is for those whose research is complete or nearly complete and have a writing plan, but who have not yet begun the writing process. These participants will focus on developing their writing strategy and receive guidance as they begin the writing process.

Indiana Campus Compact encourages faculty, community engagement professionals, graduate students, and community members who are interested in further developing their community engagement practices and research methodology to attend the Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices before attending Pen to Paper.

For more information, contact Laura Weaver, Director of Programs and Member Development at weaverla {at} iupui(.)edu.

The 2019 Pen to Paper Writing Retreat is presented by Indiana Campus Compact. The Retreat will take place Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Waycross Camp & Conference Center in Morgantown, Indiana, approximately 1 hour south of Indianapolis in scenic Brown County Indiana. The Retreat facilities are set in a rural semi-wooded area, offering participants the opportunity to unplug from the demands of the everyday and focus in on their engaged scholarship pursuits.

Attendance is for this intensive Retreat is limited in order to foster personal connections between participants, journal editors, and Retreat facilitators, as well as to provide the ‘space’ for attendees to focus on their writing.

*subject to change.

Planning for Pen to Paper 2018 is currently underway! The schedule below can be used for general planning, for more detailed information please contact either Laura Weaver at weaverla {at} iupui(.)edu.

All sessions will take place at Waycross Camp & Conference Center. View more information on the venue here.

The times listed below can be used for travel planning purposes, however Retreat content is subject to change. A detailed schedule will be sent to all registered participants prior to the start of Pen to Paper.

The 2019 Pen to Paper Retreat will take place Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Waycross Camp & Conference Center in Morgantown, Indiana, approximately 1 hour south of Indianapolis in scenic Brown County Indiana. The Retreat facilities are set in a rural semi-wooded area, offering participants the opportunity to unplug from the demands of the everyday and focus in on their engaged scholarship pursuits.

Participant overnight accommodations will be provided in the Waycross Conference Center and will be secured for all registered participants by Indiana Campus Compact.

Overnight accommodations include the following amenities:

  • 2 beds and all bed linens; rooms will have a variety of bedding configurations including bed sizes ranging from twin to queen
  • En suite bathroom facilities; some room are equipped with a tub and shower combination and some have just a shower stall
  • Writing desk and side chair
  • All Retreat meals beginning at Lunch on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 and ending with Lunch on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Additional Overnight Accommodations

To accommodate participants who may need to arrive on Monday, July 15, 2019, a limited number of additional pre-Retreat overnight accommodations are available for participants arriving on Monday, July 15, 2019. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is an additional cost to reserve one of these rooms.

  • Overnight Accommodation for Monday, July 15, 2019: $150.00 per person
  • Pre-Retreat accommodations include lunch and dinner on Monday, July 15, 2019, and breakfast on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Travel Information

Waycross Cam & Conference Center is located outside Morgantown, Indiana, which is centrally located in scenic Brown County. Below are approximate travel times from popular destinations:

  • Indianapolis and Indianapolis International Airport: approximately 1 hour south
  • Bloomington, Indiana: approximately 40 minutes northeast
  • South Bend, Indiana: approximately 3 hours south
  • Louisville, Kentucky and Louisville International Airport: approximately 2 hours northwest
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: approximately 2 hours west
  • Lexington, Kentucky: approximately 3 hours northwest
  • Columbus, Ohio: approximately 3 hours west

Retreat participants are responsible for transportation to and from Waycross Camp & Conference Center at the beginning of the retreat on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 and the end of the Retreat on Thursday, July 18, 2019. However, detailed directions will be provided to registered participants and efforts will be made to assist in coordinating shared ride services from common travel points.

Retreat participants need to arrive at the Waycross Camp & Conference Center between 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. For more information on the Retreat Schedule, please visit that tab, or contact Laura Weaver, Director of Programs and Member Development at weaverla {at} iupui(.)edu

Meals and Convenience Items

Meals, beginning with lunch on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 and continuing through lunch on Thursday, July 18, 2019 are provided. Indiana Campus Compact strives to accommodate a variety of dietary habits, but if you require specific dietary needs, please plan accordingly. Participants who require pre-retreat accommodations on Monday, July 15, 2019 will receive meal service beginning with lunch on Monday, July 15th.

The Retreat Center is located in a remote area making it difficult for participants to make a “quick trip” to a convenience store for any forgotten items or snack foods. Please bring any items that would make you stay more comfortable with you upon arriving to the Retreat. Participants will have access to a shared refrigerator.

Dress Code

The dress code for Pen to Paper is casual. We encourage participants to dress for their comfort level. It is also recommended that participants dress in layers as the weather in Indianapolis in July can be unpredictable, with very warm temperatures outside during the day and cooler temperatures at night. Additionally, the temperature in the conference and breakout rooms maybe difficult to regulate.

Technology

Participants should bring either a laptop computer or tablet with them to Pen to Paper. Session materials will be shared electronically in a secured cloud storage space throughout the Colloquium. WiFi internet will be available to all participants while they are at the Retreat Center.

It is important to note that cellular phone service is intermittent in this remote location. Registered participants will receive instructions on how to make WiFi enabled calls to ensure they are able to stay as connected as they wish. Additionally, all participants will be provided a landline phone number where they can be reached in an emergency.

2019 Pen to Paper Registration Rates

The Pen to Paper Writing Retreat is open to individuals from Campus Compact Partner institutions, representatives of community organizations or community members who are working on manuscripts related to their community engagement work.

Unsure if your institution is a Campus Compact Partner? View the full list here.

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2019 Pen to Paper Registration Rates

Campus Compact Partner Rate – Single Occupancy
(faculty, community engagement professionals, and graduate students)
$650.00 per person
Campus Compact Partner Rate – Double Occupancy, limited availability
(faculty, community engagement professionals, and graduate students)NOTE: You will be required to list your roommate during the registration process. If your identified roommate fails to register, you will be invoiced for the Single Occupancy rate.
$500.00 per person
Community Partner / Community Member Rate – Single Occupancy, limited availability

NOTE: This registration category will be monitored and is subject to verification. Any individuals found to not qualify for this registration category will be invoiced at the Campus Compact Partner Rate of $650.00.

$500.00 per person
Additional Pre-Retreat Overnight Accommodation for Monday, July 15, 2019 $150.00 per person

 

Registration Payments

Payments are required at the time of registration via credit card. Registrants will be directed to Indiana Campus Compacts payment processor (Stripe) at the end of the registration process. Any registration without complete payment will be considered invalid.

Due to the limited participant availability for this event, refunds will not be allowed. However, if you find that you are unable to attend and would like to transfer your registration to another individuals at your institution / organization, you may do so until Monday, July 1, 2019. To make a participant transfer, please contact Laura Weaver at weaverla {at} iupui(.)edu.

Payment Questions

If you have questions regarding the payment process for the Colloquium on High-Impact Community Engagement Practices, please contact Summer Webb, Indiana Campus Compact’s Director of Operations as srsharp2 {at} iupui(.)edu.

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The following publishing outlets have been invited to the 2018 Pen to Paper Retreat. This list will be updated regularly.

  • CES4Health.info [invited]
  • International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement [confirmed]

Dan Richard, PhD, (Co-Editor), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Office of Faculty Enhancement at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He has maintained several multi-institutional collaborative research projects focusing on the long-term impacts of service learning and civic engagement. He has published research on how service-learning program alumni continue their reflection after graduation and how dialogue across perceived difference during service-learning programs has impacts in the lives of program alumni after graduation. He has taught community-based learning courses for more than five years. His honors seminar, “Is Revenge Sweet?” explores how psychological barriers related to community members’ lasting resentment (i.e., revenge) against those released from prison inhibits successful ex-offender transition to the community. Along with Dr. Lane Perry at Western Carolina University, Dan co-edits the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

  • Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education [confirmed].

Catherine Stemmans Paterson, PhD, (Editor), joined the Indiana State University Athletic Training faculty in 1998. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty Fellow in the Center for Community Engagement, and Editor of the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education.  Dr. Paterson earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1998, a Master of Education degree at The University of Louisiana – Monroe in 1995, and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Louisiana – Lafayette in 1994. Her engaged scholarship focuses on service-learning activities in emergency health care environments, and assessment of engaged curricular strategies.

  • Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement [confirmed]

James Frabutt, PhD, (Editorial Board), serves as Senior Advisor to the Provost and is a faculty member in the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. In the Alliance for Catholic Education, Frabutt teaches in the Remick Leadership Program. He is also a Fellow in the Center for Social Concerns and a member of the University’s Community Engagement Coordinating Council. He previously served as Deputy Director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Frabutt brings over 15 years of experience implementing applied research/evaluation designs in classrooms, schools, academic research centers, and non-profit agencies. He has employed action-oriented, community-based research approaches to areas such as parenting and child development, delinquency prevention, school-based mental health, teacher and administrator action research, racial disparities in the juvenile justice system, and community violence reduction. His research efforts have been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Mental Health-Education Integration Consortium. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Italian (University of Notre Dame) and masters and doctoral degrees in human development and family studies (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

  • Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning [confirmed]

Neeraja Aravamudan, PhD, (Editorial Board), is the Assistant Director for Engaged Learning Partnerships at the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service & Learning at the University of Michigan. She has focused her professional career in higher education on helping students and faculty to make their teaching and learning more student-centered, inclusive and equitable. At the Ginsberg Center, Neeraja supports Faculty, Academic Program Staff and Graduate Student Instructors who want to integrate community engagement into their courses, research, and programs. Her commitment to social justice education is rooted in her personal experiences as an immigrant and her work in anti-bias education. Community-engaged learning brings together her interests in social justice, teaching and learning, and values-centered practices. At the U of M, she has also worked with CRLT as an Instructional Consultant, most recently co-leading the 2016 Rackahm-CRLT Preparing Future Faculty Seminar. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Michigan Engaging Communities through the Classroom (MECC), is a member of Student Life’s Well-Being Network Action Team, and is an IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) Qualified Administrator. Prior to joining the Ginsberg Center, Neeraja led graduate student development efforts for 10 years at Northwestern University’s Searle Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning. She also worked for 10 years as an anti-bias training facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD of DIFFERENCE Institute. In her free time, she enjoys attending and participating in local theatre, DIY projects, volunteering at her childrens’ schools, and spending time with her family.

  • Stylus Publishing, LLC [invited]

Since its inception in 2012, over 100 engaged scholars have been mentored by representatives from the following journals:

  • Campus Compact and Stylus Publishing, LLC partnership
  • CES4Health.info
  • International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
  • Journal of Public Scholarship in High Education
  • Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education
  • Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
  • Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Prism: A Journal of Regional Engagement

Indiana Campus Compact would like to thank the following state Compacts and universities who have collaborated in bringing Pen to Paper to their states and campuses:

  • George Williams College of Aurora University
  • Illinois Campus Compact
  • Michigan Campus Compact
  • Michigan State University
  • Nazareth College
  • Ohio Campus Compact
  • New York Campus Compact
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Washington, Bothell
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • Washington Campus Compact
  • Wisconsin Campus Compact