College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

The CEHD Writer’s Retreat is a daylong event organized to provide group accountability among peers who are determined to accomplish their academic writing goals.

The retreat is open to CEHD graduate students only. Students are required to register in advance to attend. The retreat is typically hosted on a Saturday on the Fairfax campus. Attendees are encouraged to bring their computers or notepads, books or other source materials, earbuds and music playlists, and an attitude to be productive. Lunch is not provided; however, snacks are available throughout the day.

The CEHD Writer’s Retreat is coordinated by the CEHD Office of Student and Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Brandon Quiles, Student Engagement Coordinator, at bquiles@gmu.edu.

Fall 2017 CEHD Writer’s Retreat
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Gateway Library, Johnson Center
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration

Online registration for the Writers Retreat begins on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Retreat Expectations

Students who confirm their participation must commit to the following expectations:

  1. Limited cell phone usage
  2. Turn off social media and other distractions
  3. Contribute to a positive and supportive community among fellow students
  4. Be timely and commit to the whole time period

Warm-Up Activities and Writing Workshops

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in warm-up activities, in which they will establish their writing goals, engage in free-writing activities, and discuss their barriers to being highly productive academic writers. The writing workshop is typically geared towards helping students conquer the writing process and learning strategies for becoming a productive academic writer.

Writing Consultants

Writing consultants are typically on hand at the CEHD Writer’s Retreat. The consultants are available to assist attendees with questions they may have about their writing projects. Attendees are able to sign up for two 15 minute one-on-one sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-up is available during on-site registration.

Sample CEHD Writer’s Retreat Agenda

  • 8:00 am - Light Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30 am - Writing Activity: Setting Goals
  • 9:00 am - Workshop 1
  • 10:00 am - Writing Block I
  • Working Lunch. Snacks are available starting at noon.
  • 12:30 pm - Workshop 2
  • 1:30 pm - Writing Block II
  • 4:15 pm - Revisit Goals