Workshop on Scholarly Writing
Monday, November 3, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Space is limited and registration is required.

This workshop is designed to help faculty members deal with obstacles to their serious scholarly writing. Special emphasis is placed on research demonstrating practices that work in an academic setting.

Topics covered include: 
  • Confronting the myths about writing
  • Overcoming the major obstacles to writing
  • Developing habits that promote writing
  • Varying patterns to sustain momentum
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to combat the environmental and psychological barriers that keep them from getting to their serious academic writing, how to manage their writing so that it fits the time they have available, how to sustain the commitment necessary to see a project through to the end, how to vary the development and drafting of projects to improve communication significantly, and how to build collegial networks to support, encourage, and promote writing and publishing.

The workshop will be conducted by Robert A. Lucas PhD, Director of the Institute for Scholarly Productivity, San Luis Obispo, California

For more information and to register, contact Heather Byers, 928-523-4880 or

IMPORTANT - CPCESU No Cost Time Extensions - New Policy

Dear CPCESU Partners, Sponsored Projects/Grants Folks, IMR Superintendents and CPCESU Project ATRs, 

The National Park Service Intermountain Regional Contracting and Financial Assistance Office just informed us that any no-cost extension requests that are submitted AFTER the project end date will not be approved. It is very important that you inform your principal investigators of this fact right away. Since I have at least 400 active agreements, it is more efficient if you inform researchers at your institution of this new policy being instituted by our regional office.  We will continue to review and approve no cost extensions that come in before the end date. The OMB circulars that implement CFR regulations, requires modifications to occur no later than 30 days before the project end, so it is quite possible that NCE's received less than 30 days before the project end date will not be accepted.

Please feel free to call or write if you have any questions.

Judy Bischoff, 928-523-6638

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