Jeff Savell, distinguished professor of animal science and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chairholder, gave a presentation to the Faculty Teaching Academy on Friday, January 23, 2015. The title of his talk was “The Power of Story in the Classroom,” which focused on how he uses stories to complement the scientific and technical information he presents to his students.
Each year the Faculty Teaching Academy (FTA), a program of the Center for Teaching Excellence, showcases award-winning faculty from a variety of disciplines. In its 9th year, FTA continues to provide ideas and inspiration to faculty from across campus fulfilling the intent of its founders; Inspired Teachers are Better Equipped to Inspire Learners.
As part of the academy, speakers agreed to open their classrooms for observations by FTA participants allowing them to hear about their approach and see them in action. Interested participants can qualify for an Academy Certificate by attending 4 FTA speaker sessions and completing 3 classroom observations.