Membership Application Details
Application process for new members
NRDC invites applications from university colleagues involved in the provision of post-graduate programmes for Skills for Life practitioners and leaders.
Applicants must be practising researchers, scholars or teacher educators in the area of adult literacy, ESOL or numeracy. All members are expected to contribute their own material to LENS on an annual basis as a membership requirement.
Applications should include:
university contact details;
- current and planned Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL programmes in the university;
- mode of delivery of the programmes; i.e., face-to-face or online;
- names of the individuals who wish to join LENS and description of their role in the university;
- CV for each named individual, including details of relevant adult literacy, numeracy or ESOL publications and teaching experience;
- description of initial items to be contributed to LENS, ideally this would be a full MA module;
- examples of possible contributory material, in electronic format; and
- statement of the interests the university would have in developing collaborative initiatives within the online LENS community, for example running a special interest discussion group.
Applications are now closed.
In reviewing new LENS membership applications, the LENS quality management group will take into consideration the following:
- Does the university have expertise/publications in the area of adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL?
- Is it already running courses in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL, and at what levels?
- What contribution is the university offering? How does it complement the learning objects already populating the collection, particularly with regard to scope and quality?
- Is the university committed to working collaboratively to further develop the field of adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL?
Applicants may wish to refer to the LENS supporting documentation and policies including: