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Support for Scholarly & Creative Work

Crown Manuscript Workshops

The Manuscript Workshops are part of the Crown Faculty Center’s initiatives to support and promote productive scholarship at CC. The Manuscript Workshops bring together a CC faculty member and up to three experts in their field for an intensive two-day seminar discussing and revising the faculty member’s manuscript. Over the past seven years, the Manuscript Seminars have supported faculty in producing excellent publications in a number of fields. Application form can be found here.

To see the product of some of these workshops, visit our Faculty Publications from Manuscript Workshops page!

Scholarly Writing and Research Groups (SWARGS)

A SWARG is a group of faculty members focused on mutual support for creative work, research, and writing. Each semester there are approximately 40 CC faculty members participating in accountability and/or writing exchange groups on campus. This kind of interaction has been shown to be highly effective at increasing individuals’ productivity, as well as their overall satisfaction as teacher/scholars. Often groups form themselves from mutual interests, career stages, or departments, but an individual may apply and ask to be assigned to a group as well. Once accepted, each group may receive reimbursement for expenses up to $300 (per group) per year to cover lunches or meeting refreshments, copying papers, etc. To apply, please fill out this form and send to

Scholarly Writing and Research Mornings (SWARMS) in Tutt Library

SWARM for a Block: Not teaching this block and want weekly morning writing time with colleagues? SWARM each Tuesday morning 8:30 – 11 am, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4 of each block. Commit to at least 3 mornings in a block and Crown will cover refreshments from Susie B’s Café. Bring your work and refreshments to the Julie Penrose Reading Room – Garden Level.