DEADLINE: July 15
The LERA, where professionals interested in all aspects of industrial relations and human resources come together to share ideas and research on new developments, issues, and practices in the field announce this year's series of education awards to recognize teaching excellence. Nominations for these awards will be accepted for outstanding educators at all levels and in a number of related academic disciplines, including but not limited to the following areas:
- Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations Labor and Employment Law
- Human Resources Labor History
- Labor Economics Psychology of Work
- Labor Education Sociology of Work
Nominations will be accepted for outstanding educators in these and other areas related to the study of the workplace. Please forward letters of nomination with full contact information for the nominee by July 15, to the LERA national office address below.
Letters of nomination should indicate why an individual should be considered for an award and provide support for the nomination. Those individuals who are nominated will then be asked to submit additional materials in support of their nomination. Specifically, they will be asked to outline their teaching philosophy and provide supporting material aimed at showing how this philosophy is carried out in practice and the impact it has on students. The term "teaching" is used in its broadest sense and includes activities conducted beyond the traditional classroom setting. Among the materials the nominees might wish to present in support of their nominations are syllabi, classroom handouts, evaluations, examples of innovative use of technology, and examples of teaching impact, in informal as well as formal outreach settings.
The winners will be notified in mid-November, and the awards will be presented to recipients at the January LERA meeting. Award recipients will be invited to further discuss their materials through a special session at a future LERA annual meeting.
Nomination Deadline: July 15
Nominee Support Material Deadline: September 20
Send Nominations to:
Paula Wells, Executive Director
Phone: 217/333-1485 · Fax: 217/265-5130 · email: LERAoffice@illinois.edu