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Partners in Writing Program


Center for Teaching, Research & Learning 
(202) 885-2117
Hurst, Room 214

Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Center for Teaching, Research & Learning 
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Partners in Writing Program

The Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning and the Humanities Lab are partnering to support AU faculty with their writing projects. You might be starting a book chapter, editing a fellowship or grant application, or drafting an op-ed. The new Partners in Writing Program offers both an on-campus space for writing (WritingSpace) and opportunities to team up with colleagues to bolster your individual efforts (Writing Teams).


Beginning on September 15, 2016, the Humanities Lab (Battelle Tompkins 228) will be available every Thursday morning (9:30 am – 12:00 noon) as a quiet place to do individual writing. Just bring your preferred writing implements (laptop, tablet, or paper and pen) and settle into this comfortable workspace.


Writing Teams

Many faculty members find it useful to partner with colleagues when working on an individual writing project. For some, the best form of support is having “writing buddies” who offer moral support and help keep their colleagues on track. Others benefit from exchanging writing drafts with one another.

CTRL and the Humanities Lab invite you to let us know if you would like help in forming a team. If you are interested- and haven't already filled out our questionnaire- please do so here. This information will help us match you with colleagues.


Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Kim Pulford (, Budget Coordinator in CTRL and Coordinator of Partners in Writing, is managing logistics for the program and will be very happy to help. 


With best wishes,

Naomi Baron, Executive Director, CTRL

Despina Kakoudaki, Director, Humanities Lab