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Meet the Team at RWC

Ide O'Sullivan, REg

Dr. Íde O’Sullivan (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)

Íde is currently on secondment to the Centre for Teaching & Learning.

Íde is a founding member and co-chair of the Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing (INEW), a network of educators who wish to actively enhance their own writing and to help learners to do likewise.

E: Ide.Osullivan@ul.ie

 


Lawrence Cleary, Regional Writing Centre

Co-Director, Regional Writing Centre, 

Lawrence Cleary (B.A., M.A.)

Lawrence is a co-director in the University of Limerick’s Regional Writing Centre. Lawrence assists staff and students with their efforts to become better writers. Alongside his colleague, Íde O’Sullivan, Lawrence designs, facilitates and evaluates writing support initiatives in UL and throughout the Shannon region. Lawrence also works to develop tutors and tutor training and to advance faculty development of student writing and research.

 

Key areas of responsibility:

  1. Administration of the Writing Centre
  2. Design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of the provision of writing development of undergraduate and taught postgraduates at UL (first-year orientation, First Seven Weeks, workshops, writers’ groups, online resources)
  3. Design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of WAC/WID in AHSS and Science and Engineering: mentoring and supporting faculty on the integration of writing development into their curricula in these faculties
  4. Supervision of the Administrative assistant: recruitment, documentation (Finance, HR), set-up, training, supervision
  5. Organisation of the National Secondary School Essay-writing Competition and How I Write, Ireland 
  6. Research and innovation in writing development regionally, nationally and internationally through providing academic leadership on best practice for the development of writing in higher education
  7. Dissemination of research in high quality and high impact academic publications, including journal articles in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in seminal books in the area
  8. Design and development of innovative activities externally by leading and contributing to collaborative projects and leading the development of external links in order to ensure the sustainability of the Centre 

T: +353-61-202607
E: lawrence.cleary@ul.ie


                                  

 Co-Director, Regional Writing Centre

 Dr. Aoife Lenihan (B.A., Spec. Dip. (T&L), PhD)

 Aoife co-directs the Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick. Aoife is involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of writing-support interventions,  including the development of a Writing  Across the Curriculum programme at UL, grounding writing centre initiatives in good practice and sound theory. Aoife also works  with faculty on the development of their professional writing for publication.

 Aoife is also a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) and her background is in new media sociolinguistics.

 

Key areas of responsibility:

  1. Design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of the provision of writing development for faculty and researchers at UL (scholarship modules, writers’ retreats, writers’ groups, PhD writers’ week, writing workshops, faculty consultations, development of online resources)
  2. Design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of WAC/WID in KBS and EHS: mentoring and supporting faculty on the integration of writing development into their curricula in these faculties
  3. Design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of the peer-tutoring programme: peer tutor: recruitment, induction, training (including AW4006), scheduling, supervision and CPD
  4. Organisation of UL One Campus One Book
  5. Management of quality assurance in the Writing Centre 
  6. Research and innovation in writing development regionally, nationally and internationally through providing academic leadership on best practice for the development of writing in higher education
  7. Dissemination of research in high quality and high impact academic publications, including journal articles in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in seminal books in the area
  8. Design and development of innovative activities externally by leading and contributing to collaborative projects and leading the development of external links in order to ensure the sustainability of the Centre.

T: +353-61-202607

E: aoife.lenihan@ul.ie


 Co-operative Administrative Assistant, Regional Writing Centre,

 Aoife O'Sullivan

 Aoife is the current Co-operative Administrative Assistant in the Regional Writing Centre. She is in her third year of a B.Sc in Psychology.

 

 

 

 

The main responsibilities of the co-op student will be as follows:

  1.  Assist with the maintenance of the daily operations of the RWC.
  2. Assist with the organisation of RWC activities, including the One Campus, One Book initiative and the National Secondary School Essay-writing competition.
  3. Greet tutees and arrange appointments.
  4. Publicise and promote the activities of the RWC.
  5. Keep accurate records of RWC activity.
  6. Assist with the maintenance of the RWC website for promotional, administrative and didactic purposes.
  7. Assist with the maintenance of RWC literature, including handouts and pamphlets.
  8. Prepare and/or purchase materials needed for the RWC.

T: 061 202581 

E: writingcentre@ul.ie