NERA’s Teacher-as-Researcher (TAR) Award is being reimagined for 2021 to include a greater scope of NERA teachers who are conducting research. Therefore, we will not solicit TAR nominations for 2020. The TAR Committee will provide more details in an upcoming newsletter. We hope that all of you have a productive spring, and we wish you well for the coming months.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE THOMAS F. DONLON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED MENTORING
The Thomas F. Donlon Memorial Award for Distinguished Mentoring was established in 2000 in recognition of Tom’s long and valued contributions to NERA, particularly as a mentor to so many colleagues. Since then, the award has been presented annually to NERA members who have demonstrated distinction as mentors of colleagues by guiding them and helping them find productive paths toward developing their careers as educational researchers.
The practice of mentoring in education has been going on for centuries, and most of us can name a person who helped us move our careers along by being more than just a friend or colleague. That person may have been an advisor in developing your research agenda or perhaps brought you to NERA for the first time after suggesting that you might be ready for a conference presentation.
Nominations are again being sought for this annual award. Nominees must be NERA members and may be nominated by any member(s) of NERA to whom they served as mentors. If you would like to see a member of NERA who was your mentor be recognized for his/her contributions to your success, send your nomination to Dr. Jody Piro via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2020 . In addition to the nomination letter, all nominations must be accompanied by at least three letters of support indicating how the nominee distinguished her/himself as a mentor. Up to five separate letters of support can be sent for each nominee. The award will be presented at the 2020 NERA conference. Please contact Jody if you have any questions about the Donlon Award or the nomination process.
Information about the 2019 award recipient, Dr. Frank Daniello, is located at https://www.nera-education.org/thomas_f_donlon_memorial_awar.php.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEO D. DOHERTY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE TO NERA
The Leo D. Doherty Memorial Award is given to a longstanding NERA member who exemplifies the qualities that Leo Doherty brought to NERA members, his colleagues, and students throughout his career. The award, instituted by the NERA Board of Directors in 1981, honors the memory of Leo Doherty. He was instrumental in the development and growth of NERA as a professional association for educational research.
His leadership qualities, which were both ethical and humane, encouraged others to pursue and achieve their goals. Thus, this award is presented to NERA members who have exhibited outstanding leadership and service to our organization.
Nomination letters should be sent as an email attachment to Steven Holtzman at email@example.com no later than June 30, 2020. Nomination letters should explicitly name the nominee and offer a concise and compelling case for the candidate in terms of their leadership and service to NERA.
For information, please check out https://www.nera-education.org/leo_d_doherty_memorial_award.php or e-mail Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the 2018 award recipient, Steven Holtzman, please check out https://www.nera-education.org/leo_d_doherty_memorial_award.php.
CALL FOR LORNE H. WOOLLATT DISTINGUISHED PAPER AWARD
Looking for a way to serve NERA? Consider helping to review NERA papers for the Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award Committee.
Each year in November, members of the committee are assigned 1–4 papers to read and review. The committee members anonymously and independently evaluate each submission using an established scoring guide. Committee members are appointed by the NERA President as this is an important role that helps determine which paper will represent NERA at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting each spring. Each year the recipient of this award receives a $500 stipend to travel to the AERA conference, and presents the winning paper during a special session for the distinguished papers from each of the regional educational research associations.
The Lorne H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award is named in honor of Lorne Woollatt, a distinguished New York State educator and NERA member. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email the committee Chair, Abby, at email@example.com.