Hello from your NACTA Journal Editor-in-Chief. First of all, I hope everyone is staying well in these unusual times. I have been in this role now for over a year, and I appreciate being able to serve the NACTA membership in this way. There are several things going on right now, so it is always busy.
The NACTA Executive Board established an Ad Hoc Task Force last June to examine NACTA journal procedures and policies. A highly committed group of NACTA members met throughout the summer and we are finalizing our report to the board at this time. These members include Nick Fuhrman, Amoritia Hewett, Elizabeth Karcher, Chad Miller, Melanie Miller-Foster, Brian Pearson, and myself as chair. The proposal will involve significant changes to the NACTA standing rules and one bylaw change. Daniel Foster, the NACTA parliamentarian, is working with me to have these ready to present at the NACTA mid-year meeting in November, along with our final report. Please watch for more information on this topic.
We appreciate the NACTA members who choose to submit their manuscripts to our Journal. Amoritia, in the NACTA office, has worked diligently these last few months on the technical editing, galley proofing, and publication of manuscripts. I also highly appreciate the reviewers of NACTA papers. We could not publish our papers without you. In some cases, we continue to have issues in not having completed reviews uploaded and reminders sent out in a timely manner. There have been a few cases where we have had to reassign reviews to new reviewers, resulting in very lengthy delays, which is not a situation I like to see. Again, if you have questions, or if you would like to be a reviewer, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This is an exciting time for us, as there will be some changes forthcoming which I trust will improve many aspects of the way your journal will impact all aspects of your NACTA membership.
Editor, NACTA Journal
NACTA had 4 new articles published in the month of September. Click below to see the abstract and link to the full-text article.
- Organic Agriculture Teaching and Learning in 2025: a Futuring Workshop to Transform the Learning Landscape
- The Impact of an Advanced Livestock Evaluation Course on Students' Terminology, Presentation Skills, and Oral Reasons Abilities
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Don’t Pack a Pest Program on College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Faculty Members
- Examining Students’ Experiences and Perceived Skill Attainment in an Agricultural Capstone Course
Interested in submitting a manuscript?
All manuscripts proposed for publication in the NACTA Journal are submitted and reviewed electronically. To submit a manuscript to the NACTA Journal, go to: http://nacta.expressacademic.org/.
The NACTA Journal (ISSN 0149-4910) is electronically published by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. The articles reflect the scholarship of teaching and learning in agricultural, environmental, natural and life sciences. Topics address the art and the science of teaching and learning including teaching methods, problem-solving, and philosophical aspects of teaching and learning. All manuscripts are double-blind peer-reviewed for acceptance. The journal is published on the NACTA website and printed annually.