2019-20 Colloquy on Writing

Writing the Scholarship of Teaching in Theology and Religion

The colloquy will gather a group of experienced and critically reflective teachers for an extended process of writing and conversation about the scholarship of teaching and learning. Participants will work on their own article-length manuscript, engage in peer review, and hone their writing skills. We will reflect together on our teaching practices and discuss the value of this type of writing to the field and individual teachers. Participants will complete assignments before each session, and produce a completed full manuscript draft by the final meeting in July 2020, ready for submission to a journal and outside blind peer review.


  • First session:
    June 3-8, 2019, Wabash College
  • Second session:
    February 6-9, 2020, Wabash College
  • Third session:
    July 22-25, 2020, Wabash College

Leadership Team

  • Eugene V. Gallagher, Connecticut College Emeritus
    Associate Editor, The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching
  • Kwok Pui Lan, Episcopal Divinity School
    Associate EditorThe Wabash Center Journal on Teaching
  • Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center
    EditorThe Wabash Center Journal on Teaching


  • Support each participant’s process to conceive, draft, refine, and complete a publishable manuscript
  • Create and sustain a cooperative cohort of authors in the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Discuss marks of quality in the scholarship of teaching and learning to help The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching refine its standards of quality and communicate them clearly to potential authors
  • Strengthen the network of scholars involved with The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching


• At least 5 years teaching experience in a tenure-track or other continuing position

• Teaching religious or theological studies at an accredited college, university, seminary, or theological school in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada

Application Materials

1. Application contact information form
2. An introductory letter of application stating how you will benefit from and contribute to the colloquy
3. A 500-750 word statement describing the article that you would write for the colloquy. Identify the pedagogical challenges or issues that your article would raise for other teachers and some preliminary ideas about how your article will address them.
4. Academic CV (4-page limit)


Participants will receive an honorarium of $2,500 for full participation in the three colloquy sessions, plus local expenses and travel. Participants will also receive $500 for submission of an article manuscript on teaching to either The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching, or some other appropriate academic journal by December 31, 2020.

Applications due January 15, 2019

For More Information, Please Contact:
Thomas Pearson, Associate Director
Wabash Center
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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