Center for Teaching and Learning 2017-18

Apply for the Faculty Research and Writing Colloquium 

led by Dr. Deneen Senasi, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program
MACON: Willingham Hall
Every other Wednesday from 4-6pm September - April

(preference for junior faculty and limited to 12 participants)

The Colloquium offers faculty an academic year-long opportunity to receive guidance and support to work on research projects and see them through to publication. The  Colloquium fosters intellectual exchange across a wide range of interests and methods. The group will Colloquium imagehost presentations of academic research across disciplines, while also supporting faculty as they continue to develop as scholars and writers.

The Colloquium will be facilitated by Dr. Deneen Senasi, Associate Professor of English and Director of the College of Liberal Arts Writing Program.  Dr. Sarah Gardner, Professor of History and Director of the Southern Studies program, will contribute along with Dr. Wallace Daniel, Distinguished University Professor of History and Scholar in Residence and former Provost, along with researchers from our other colleges and schools.

For the past two years, this initiative has brought together a richly diverse group of engaged and engaging colleagues from CLA, the School of Medicine, Business, and Education. In that spirit, we’re looking forward to welcoming this year’s dedicated faculty community. 

After a year of working, thinking, and writing together, members celebrate that most elusive of academic accomplishments -- achieving a research or writing goal in the midst of a busy academic year -- by sharing their work with the Mercer community in the annual Works in Progress event. A copy of the program from last year is linked below.


Members will be asked to participate in structured writing time, post periodic progress reports, provide dialogue and feedback for their colleagues’ work, develop a mid-year "deliverable" that may take a variety of forms, and finally, to present their work to the larger Mercer community in April 2018.

Participants in the Faculty Research and Writing Colloquium will present their finished or emerging research in a briefing in December and a poster session in April, and will receive a stipend to encourage further work over the summer of 2018. Participants will meet 1-2 times a month in the late afternoon. Meetings will be held in Macon and will be followed by an optional dinner in Mercer Village. Membership is competitive. The application deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017.


Questions? Contact Dr. Deneen Senasi at or Dr. Susan Codone at