Call for Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning Editorship

The New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE) invites proposals for a campus-based editorial team to administer and produce its journal, Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, for a 3-year term, renewable up to a period of two additional years, beginning February 2024.

Excelsior provides a forum to explore issues related to teaching and learning at public and independent colleges and universities with programs in educator and leader preparation. Excelsior is published twice a year. The journal is published in an online format.

New York State scholars in the field of education who are interested in promoting high-quality scholarship within the journal, who possess strong managerial and organizational skills, and who are willing to serve a minimum three-year term as editors, are welcome to apply. The editor(s) will be an ex-officio member of the NYACTE Board and will participate in NYACTE Board meetings (travel expenses are reimbursed when not conducted remotely). NYACTE will provide support for an hourly-wage graduate assistant. The current editors will provide support during the transition.

Proposal Deadline: November 5, 2023

Preferred Qualifications
Qualifications for the Excelsior editor and other members of the editorial team (e.g., associate editors) include experience in program or project administration; editorial expertise; scholarly productivity; awareness of the issues facing the profession; and a vision for the future of the profession and the journal. In addition, the lead editor(s) must demonstration the following:
• Record of scholarly publication;
• Organizational and communication skills;
• Resources and sufficient time to publish two issues per year;
• Institutional support, including access to staff and resource assistance; and
• Institutional membership in NYACTE during term as editor

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals
Proposals for the Editorship of Excelsior should address the key questions identified below. The NYACTE Executive Board must have a clear understanding of the resources and interest within your institution that will be available to host the editorship of Excelsior.

Proposals for the Editorship of Excelsior must include:
• Letter of interest
• Prospective editorial strategy that addresses the following questions

    o What is your vision for Excelsior and how will you fulfill it?
    o What is your previous editorial experience?
    o What qualities make your institution a strong candidate to host the editorship of Excelsior?
    o What types of institutional support would be offered to the editor?
    o How will you ensure accessibility of the journal?
• Statement of support from an administrator (department chair or dean) of the applicant’s host institution or organization
• Current curriculum vitae

Please send all inquiries and proposals (with attachments) via e-mail to:

Dr. Jacob Easley II
NYACTE President
Touro University
Special Assistant Provost for New Initiatives

The deadline for submission of complete proposals is /b>November 5, 2023. The Journal Committee will review the proposals, interview finalists, and make a recommendation to the NYACTE Executive Board. Editorial duties will begin February 1, 2024.

Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning is a peer-reviewed, fully open-access journal provided by the professional association NYACTE (New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education). The Journal welcomes original, thought-provoking manuscripts of various formats, including papers presenting research on issues and practices important to teacher education that contribute to the preparation and professional development of educators.

Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning became a fully online, open-access journal in 2018. There are no fees to submitting authors for article processing charges, publication charges, or otherwise, and a subscription is unnecessary to read. All articles as of Issue 11, Volume 1, 2018 are open-access. Back issues of Excelsior are currently available only in print. Contact the editors if you have questions on the back issues.

Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning is supported by NYACTE and sponsored by the Syracuse University Libraries.

Current Issue: Volume 15, Issue 2 (2023)



Table of Contents
The Editors


Letter From the Editors
Christine E. Ashby and Julia M. White


Teacher Residency as a Path to Teacher Diversity: Negotiating Tensions in Role and Identity
Jennifer Sharples Reichenberg, Hilary Lochte, Corinne M. Kindzierski, Alayla J. Ende, Diana Maskell, Crystal A. Elias, and Julie J. Henry


What pre-service teachers want “Math” to know: Examining self-identified relationships and critical experiences with mathematics
Claudia M. Bertolone-Smith, Alison Puliatte, Samantha Sommers, Michelle Unigarro, and Danielle Vantassell