I would like to thank the membership of NACTA for having the confidence and trust in me to lead the organization in 2014-2015.
The NACTA Teaching Awards will be changing this year so make sure to look for them prior to submitting nominations. Our conference in June at Montana State University included some great discussions on teaching and learning, with a fantastic atmosphere to inspire us.
NACTA in 2014-2015 will be expanding its involvement in the NACTA judging conference and with undergraduate and graduate students. The Executive Committee is always looking for ways to increase our impact in teaching and learning in agriculture. We have been able to improve our commitment to the International Committee with Pre-conference meetings and a special edition of the NACTA Journal because of membership interest.
Future NACTA Conferences will be at the University of Georgia in 2015 from June 16 to June 20 in Athens, GA and the University of Hawaii System in June, 2016. We are looking for future conference sites, so if you are interested please contact me.
As we begin a new academic year I hope everyone will utilize the NACTA Journal, the teaching tips, and the professional connections you have created within NACTA to improve your teaching, and to inspire and challenge your students.
Bonnie S Walters, PhD
NACTA President 2014-2015