Showcase on Scholarship

When President Suzanne Rivera began her tenure at Macalester in July of 2020, she requested a monthly report of the scholarly activity of Macalester faculty and staff colleagues. Using the information gathered in these reports*, the Serie Center is pleased to offer this Showcase on Scholarship, which is updated once a month and includes work published or presented beginning on May 1, 2020. If you have anything to add, or you note anything that needs correcting, please contact Marga Miller ( We are particularly interested in adding information about your community-based research projects. Please send sources/links to Marga.

*Thanks to Dave Collins (Library) and Marga Miller (Serie Center) for compiling the reports.


Sit Down and Write

This program provides a quiet communal space for you to carve some time out of your busy schedule to make progress on whatever current project you are working on, as well as to provide a model for how to integrate short bursts of writing/focused creative attention into your week.  We will host weekly virtual “sit down and write” sessions in Spring 2021.

If you would like assistance creating an on-going writing or accountability group of colleagues who meet regularly, share work-in-progress, and offer other support to one another related to scholarship, please contact Joan Ostrove (

Writing Retreats

Sometimes we have to get away to sit down and write.  In the past couple of years, small groups of faculty have gone on 2-3 day writing retreats. These retreats were organized to include faculty from multiple divisions, and at different career stages, and made time for reflection and community building as well as writing. Our first virtual writing retreat of the year is on Monday, January 11th and Tuesday, January 12th, 2021.

Additional support for scholarship