Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Jeff Salavitabar


Associate Professor
Business, Computing & Social Science

Contact Information

Exton
Whiteland Business Park
912 Springdale Drive
Route 30
Exton, PA 19341
610.450.6500
Room Number: 229
Phone: (610) 450-6533

Contact Faculty

Because I enjoy teaching and working with students, I find the experience a very satisfying and rewarding. I have always been able to make a positive impact on student’s attitude toward academic life. I continuously motivate and encourage my students to build their confidence in order for them to achieve academic excellence. My goal of teaching is to make sure students receive a good quality education, to teach them how to learn, and to have an open environment that encourages students to ask questions and participate in discussions. My most important teaching objective is to build trust and show care to students – to be student-centered. As Fred Stephenson, Marketing professor at the University of Georgia, in his book Extraordinary Teachers says: excellent teachers are passionate about their work. They know how and what to teach and when improvement is warranted. They create a classroom environment that is both exciting and challenging. They have the ability to connect “exceptionally well” with students. In the final analysis, he says, “extraordinary teachers get extraordinary results.” I strive to be this type of teacher.

Degrees

  • Master of Art in Economics Penn State University
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance at Shippensburg University

Theoretical Approach, Experience, and Temperament

I use a combination of summative and formative assessments in my classrooms. For summative assessments, I give students several exams and quizzes during the semester in addition to a few take-home quizzes and homework assignments. I also employ formative assessments in order to provide feedback to my students and me during the instructional period. My goal is to provide information on what, how much, and how well students are learning. I employ in-class exercises, and short case studies, and talk to students individually or to small groups as they try to solve problems and give them appropriate feedback. As a teacher, I like to know whether my students are learning the subject material or having a hard time understanding the material. A good classroom assessment will provide me enough information about the level of my students’ learning. It will help in determining whether or not I need to try alternative instructional approaches, which can lead to improved student learning.