CTN published its in-house, peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Ideas and Pedagogy, on the CTN website. In this issue of the journal, the Co-Editors, Rafael Castillo and Erin Doran, are proud to showcase the fine work of new writing practitioners who are part of the effort to give an academic voice to faculty members in two-year community colleges. CTN faculty and staff publishing in this issue include Lillian Huerta, Anne Fletcher, Yon Hui Bell, and Erin Doran. Included in this issue are book review contributors, Margo Moreno and Matilda Staudt, both faculty with the Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio.

Poetry Editor, Fernando Esteban Flores, is a veteran English teacher with over 35 years of education. In addition to being a poet in the school programs, he is an award-winning faculty member and founder of Voces Cósmicas, a monthly workshop for new and established poets in Texas. He was responsible for selecting the poetry contents in the journal.

The journal can be found at https://www.catchthenext.org/CTN-journal-Revision-2022-MC-FINAL-COPY.pdf

CTN has always encouraged faculty to increase their academic goals through publishing academic platforms. Having a publishing network for faculty and staff was one dream from a 2012 convergence of ideas. CTN expanded their academic goals and gained support from the Texas Higher 8 Education Coordinating Board along with support from the Meadows Foundation, Greater Texas Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Center for Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. CTN is perhaps the only non-profit organization with faculty support systems to encourage the development of active writing practitioners within the cadre of community college higher education. Its closest ally is NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) housed at the University of Texas at Austin. Both work cohesively to promote and support faculty, staff, and administrators in their quest for learning and pedagogical excellence. If you are interested in writing for the journal, please contact Erin at erin.doran@catchthenext.org.

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