Doctoral Writing Retreats

The Dissertation Intensive Writing Retreat was designed to assist all doctoral learners in continuing the development or revision of their Prospectus, Proposal (Chapters 1 to 3), or final Dissertation. This Retreat is optional for all learners.


Who Should Attend

Dissertation learners who want to develop a first draft or a major revision of their Prospectus, Proposal or Dissertation with a focus on writing, research, analysis and quality.


Objectives

  • Move your Prospectus, Proposal or Dissertation significantly forward
  • Obtain individualized coaching on writing and research
  • Focus on your Prospectus, Proposal or Dissertation in an intensive retreat format
  • Access various resources, feedback and assistance in a "Just in Time" environment
  • Attend content sessions related to developing key components of the Prospectus, Proposal and Dissertation


Retreat Dates


April 14-16, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
June 2 - 4, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
June 16 - 18, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
July 7 - 9, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
July 21 - 23, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 4 - 6, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ


Locations


Writing Retreats start at 8 a.m. Tuesday and end at 5 p.m. on Thursday. These Retreats will be offered in Phoenix, AZ at:

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Fee


The Dissertation Intensive Writing Retreat fee is $950.

Your Retreat fee includes:

  • One-on-one coaching from faculty
  • Hotel room for three nights (arrival Monday - departure Thursday)
  • Wireless Internet access
  • The following meals:
    • Three breakfasts
    • Three lunches

Your Retreat fee does not include:

  • Costs associated with traveling to and from the retreat location
  • Meals not listed above

The Dissertation Intensive Writing Retreat is not required for academic progression and is not eligible for credit towards program completion. It is considered an optional/non-credit course.


Checklist


To help ensure you have a successful Retreat, we suggest you confirm the following as soon as you are registered to attend:

  • Airline reservation: plan travel to accommodate retreat from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Thursday
  • Food budget
  • Time off (confirm with workplace/employer)
  • Family schedule (confirm support systems are in place during time away from home)
  • Retreat pre-work completed
  • Attire: Business casual (no jeans or shorts)
  • Layers of clothing: outside/inside temperatures vary
  • Remember to pack a laptop, chargers, power cords and electronic version of textbooks
  • Communicate any special needs at least a month prior to arrival to disabilityoffice@gcu.edu.
  • Please feel free to email your Retreat questions to residency@gcu.edu or contact your Student Services Advisor