I think that this is not a surprising result. From an admin’s perspective, the uni already provides office space (ie. a quiet space), and yes, paid workers are expected to be motivated. For these reasons, proposing SUW forums can be touchy. SUW can be argued as adding value insofar as it: 1) offers ‘social writing´; 2) can be a teaching tool; 3) fosters the variety of ways that people write. Regarding this last point, while they may not admit it, really successful writers often have space to write – quiet space at home, or not many commitments outside the office. Not everyone has this luxury – parents, single parents, in particular. In this regard, SUW might be interesting to gender/diversity representatives at the uni. A SUW is also an opportunity for Uni Admins to give active recognition that uninterrupted time be allotted to researchers. Measuring the products that come out of SUW sessions could also be, in turn, a way to get a better sense of what a reasonable work load should be – such as how many j. articles, book chapters, books, reviews, newspapers articles, per year is reasonable — all demand different levels of effort. After writers improve through SUW and increase their outputs, SUW sessions could even be used as a weapon by the admin against employees!