The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance was founded to encourage the teaching of New Jersey studies and to help teachers to more efficiently and thoroughly present the study of the state to their students. In the spring of 1999, the Alliance initiated awards to recognize innovation and creativity in teaching New Jersey studies on the elementary, middle, secondary, and college levels.
Nominations for the award may come from anyone who has knowledge of the candidate’s work, or a candidate may self-nominate. In either case, the submission should include a letter of support from a supervisor or teaching colleague. An MS Word attachment should be submitted that addresses the criteria listed below.
Nominations must be submitted via email attachment to Dr. Michele Rotunda, Chair of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Teaching Award Committee, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the award, please contact the Chair.
The deadline for applications is October 1. The awards will be presented at the New Jersey History Forum in November. Recipients will have their honors publicized for recognition within the teaching community and beyond.
Nominees for this award should meet the following criteria:
Note: Eligible submissions must deal with some aspect of New Jersey studies. All disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Nominees must be willing to share the plan with other teachers. (The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance may distribute the winning project through printed or electronic media – award recipients will receive full credit).
Some examples are listed below, but the nominations are not limited to these: