Who We Are. The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.
Workshops for Academic & Textbook Writers
TAA can help your faculty move from writing to publication by sponsoring an expert-led workshop in textbook and academic writing at your institution.
These workshops are offered on a first-come first-serve basis until program funding has been exhausted. The workshops must be open to all faculty on campus.
Especially in light of budget cuts at colleges and universities, TAA’s sponsorship of a portion of a workshop’s costs ensures that professional development workshops can continue to be offered to your faculty.
If you are interested in hosting a TAA workshop, please contact Maureen.Foerster@TAAonline.net
Click the workshop titles below to learn more or to schedule a workshop.
Academic Writing Workshops
Tara Gray, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Founding Director, Teaching Academy, New Mexico State University
Increase your productivity by a factor of three by writing even 15-30 minutes daily. Write prose that is clearer, better organized, and more compelling. Create effective outlines after you write. Solicit meaningful feedback before formal review. Learn more
Three workshop offerings by Dannelle D. Stevens, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Portland State University
This workshop is designed to give participants an opportunity to practice a powerful set of research-based strategies. You will use powerful tools to boost your productivity including text-structure analysis, templates for making an academic argument, and methods for creating small faculty writing groups that can improve your writing accountability as well as your journal article production. Learn moreLearn more
Learn three idea-generating strategies that can jump start your writing and build the fluency needed to be successful. Learn more
Kathleen P. King, Professor & Program Director of Higher Education & Policy Studies at University of Central Florida, Orlando
This interactive and practical workshop introduces Dr. Kathleen P. King’s proven and powerful strategies to infuse new approaches and success into faculty’s writing skills and publishing records. Gleaned from over 15 years of coaching and teaching faculty and doctoral students, this motivating and informative workshop includes specific techniques, strategies and templates to accelerate faculty writing productivity. In this workshop, we will re-examine and transform key writing practices as well as chart a personalized, focused publishing agenda and plan. Learn more
Amy Benson Brown, Ph.D., Academic Coaching & Writing (ACW), Director of Academic Writing
A workshop for faculty members and graduate students across the disciplines about how to craft compelling academic articles and tailor them to the right journals for your project. If the audience includes both scholars in the liberal arts as well as researchers in STEM fields, break-out sessions will be facilitated to discuss the particular concerns of those two groups. Learn more
Felicia Moore Mensah, Associate Professor of Science Education, Science and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Two workshop offerings by Dominique T. Chlup, President & Chief Creative Officer of Inspiring the Creative Within, LLC
Feeling uninspired or stuck when it comes to your professional writing? In this workshop, you will learn techniques to help you overcome your creative blocks, procrastination, self-doubt, and anxieties.This workshop is targeted to individuals who are struggling with excessive criticism, perfectionism, distractions, self-sabotage, or endlessly delaying their writing. Likely workshop participants might include professors who struggle to write academic journal articles. Learn more
As academics, we are expected to publish prolifically and to help our students to do the same. Yet few of us have ever been taught how to establish and maintain the “write” habit. How can we help ourselves to become less stressed, more productive, and better writers? Which instructional strategies can help us to improve our writing? In this workshop, participants will become familiar with strategies for helping themselves establish a regular and productive writing habit. This interactive session is designed to inspire, motivate, and provide techniques that can be applied immediately to one’s academic writing life. Learn more
Textbook Writing Workshops
Michael D. Spiegler, Professor of Psychology, Providence College
Robert W. Christopherson, Professor Emeritus of Geography, American River College