It felt like old home week at Purdue University this past week. The occasion was the annual meeting of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). This group is comprised of university professors of agriculture who value teaching and want to learn more about being better instructors. I presented a research paper about when is the best time to share the PowerPoint presentation used in teaching with the students. The basic question was should the presentation be shared with the students prior to the class in which the PowerPoint is used or after the class. There are some very strong opinions among students and professors. I don’t claim to have the answer but the audience did learn more about the views of both groups and the issues involved.
I was on the faculty at Purdue between 1976 and 1982 and had a chance to see if the house I built on Moore’s Bay Road still existed.