NACTA Updates and Information: September 2010
In This Issue:
o Featured Listing:Executive Director Missoula Community Food and Agriculture Coalition
Potential Sites for Future NACTA/SERD Conferences
Development of NACTA Judging Contest and Student Service Award
Past NACTA President, Kevin Donnelly, is promoting the development of a new NACTA award for the NACTA Judging Contest. Annually, this award would recognize a faculty member for outstanding contributions and accomplishments primarily through involvement the NACTA Judging Conference. In order for NACTA to create a new award to be supported with a modest stipend, an endowment of $10,000 is required. Currently $5000 is pledged.
If you are interested in helping establish this new award, contributions should be made to the NACTA Foundation. You may send them to the NACTA Secretary/Treasurer, Marilyn Parker, 151 West 100 South, Rupert, ID 83350. Indicate the funds are for the NACTA Judging Conference Award.
Click here to learn more about this new NACTA award.
Books Available to Review
Currently, the NACTA Journal Editor has the following books available for review:
Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Ed. (2010) by Janet Amundson Romich, Delmar, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY
Restraint and Handling for Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (2009) by Bonnie Ballard and Jody Rocket, Delmar, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY
Landscape Construction, 3rd Ed.(2011) by David Sauter, Delmar, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY
Ornamental Horticulture: Science, Operations and Management, 4th Ed. (2010) by Jack E. Ingels, Delmar, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY
Fundamentals of Animal Science (2011) Colin Scanes, Delmar, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY
Animal Science Biology & Technology, 3rd Ed (2011) by Robert Mikesell and MeeCee Baker, Delmar, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY
New on the NACTAteachers.org Website
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Mark Your Calendar Now for the NACTA/SERD June Conference in 2011
2011 NACTA/SERD Conference will be held June 14 - 18, 2011 at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Watch for updates and the call for abstracts.
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Writing for the NACTA Journal - Tips
This section of the E-newsletter will feature helpful tips on preparing a manuscript for the NACTA Journal.
Teaching Tips/Notes are needed for the NACTA Journal. Teaching Tips/Notes should be 500 to 1000 words long and the writing style must be very concise. Make every word count, focusing on one idea that works for you. Develop the teaching tip/note as a "how to" so someone could use the practice.
Teaching tips/notes can include anything that makes teaching more effective, such as object lessons, role playing, projects, case studies, the use of technology, and so on. If you are uncertain about your topic, contact the Editor.
In preparation of a teaching tip/note for publication, include the following headings: (1) Introduction (why this is important to teaching); (2) Procedure (the how to); and (3) Assessment (how do you know that the tip works and improves teaching). References (Literature Cited) are not needed.
Teaching tips/notes can be submitted electronically through the NACTA manuscript submission site: http://nacta.ft.expressacademic.org/login.php. In the "Notes" section of the submission include the words "Teaching Tip/Note."
Teaching Tips/Notes are not peer-reviewed, just editorialized.
Visit the NACTA website for position announcements (www.nactateachers.org). New announcements are continuously being posted and are not always listed in the E-newsletter.
Executive Director Missoula Community Food and Agriculture Coalition
The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) of Missoula County seeks an energetic, inspired Executive Director to help address community needs as they relate to food and agriculture in a comprehensive and creative way. Since its inception in 2005, CFAC has operated as a multi-stakeholder, food policy council. The Coalition brings together a broad base of interests, including farmers/ranchers, conservationists, nutritionists, anti-hunger advocates, local food proponents, land use planners, chefs, university researchers, and more. With a geographic focus on Missoula County and the surrounding region, CFAC aims to develop and strengthen the local food system, promoting sustainable agriculture, building regional self-reliance, and assuring all citizens equal access to healthy, affordable food.
CFAC’s Board of Directors has determined that the time is ripe to increase the capacity of the organization by hiring an Executive Director. This will enable us to enhance our existing programs and to grow new ones, while still retaining the grassroots volunteerism that characterizes the organization.
This position reports directly to the Missoula Community Food and Agriculture Coalition Board of Directors.
Hours, Benefits, Compensation
This position is full-time with an annual salary of $36K plus health insurance, flexible schedule, and generous paid leave time.
Application Submission Process
For priority consideration, please submit cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references no later than October 1, 2010.
Please mail submissions to:
CFAC ED Search Committee
PO Box 7025
Missoula, MT 59806
Reminder: Visit the NACTA website for position announcements (www.nactateachers.org). New announcements are continuously being posted and are not always listed in the E-newsletter.
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