Forum for International Research
on Students and Teaching:
A journal devoted to exploring learning skills, academic success, and developmental education
We welcome APA formatted research articles that demonstrate the impact of academic programming or specific learning skills on student performance.
Of particular interest are articles that address measurement and evaluation procedures; program design and implementation; research and pedagogy as they inform, or are informed by, current theory; and interdisciplinary approaches to academic programming and services that incorporate learning skills to support academic success. While we continue to serve as a space to share research in developmental education, we recognize that developmental education has been incorporated into a variety of programs and our broadened mission and call welcomes collaborative and inclusive approaches to supporting our students, faculty, and staff.
NYCLSA's journal was originally released as Research and Teaching in Developmental Education (RTDE). The Forum for International Research on Students and Teaching (FIRST) reflects the changes of our organization and higher education in the past forty years. We are not, however, abandoning our past. Each issue will focus on new research articles, resource reviews, and a column on the practice of teaching, as well as a reprinting of an article from RTDE.
Questions and concerns regarding FIRST can be directed to the editor, Dr. Nichole LaGrow.
For more information on submitting a manuscript please visit our Submission Guidelines.
Meet the Editor
Dr. Nichole LaGrow brings nearly twenty years of higher education experience, an appreciation for NYCLSA, and a passion for academic scholarship to the role of editor. She has been a member of NYCLSA since 2007 and served in various roles including NYCLSA's Newsletter editor from 2010 through 2012. She also served as managing editor of two issues of Modernism/modernity and several issues of The Learning Assistance Review.
Dr. Nichole LaGrow
Director, Nontraditional Education Program
Martin Luther College
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073
507.354.8221, ext. 205
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