By fostering discussions about teaching, CTL encourages instructors to reflect on their own practices, to gain new insights, and to learn new ideas and strategies from each other.

Resources for your teaching abound at Penn. CTL’s website and staff can help link you to that support.

CTL staff are available to consult with faculty, lecturers and TAs about any aspect of teaching and can observe and provide feedback on classes.

By fostering discussions about teaching, CTL encourages instructors to reflect on their own practices, to gain new insights, and to learn new ideas and strategies from each other.

Resources for your teaching abound at Penn. CTL’s website and staff can help link you to that support.

CTL staff are available to consult with faculty, lecturers and TAs about any aspect of teaching and can observe and provide feedback on classes.

By fostering discussions about teaching, CTL encourages instructors to reflect on their own practices, to gain new insights, and to learn new ideas and strategies from each other.

Teaching Research Methods

Thursday, September 29 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Deborah Thomas, Anthropology & Africana Studies
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Africana Studies department and so may be…

Making Good Use Of The Chalkboard

Thursday, September 29 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Professor Philip Gressman, Mathematics
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Mathematics department and so may be most…

How To Help Students Improve Across The Semester

Monday, October 3 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Erika Kontulainen, CTL Graduate Fellow, German
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In this workshop we will discuss strategies for how to help students improve and make progress across the semester, both…

Teaching Outside Your Field

Tuesday, October 4 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Stan Najmr, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemistry
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There is a certain comfort to teaching within your field. You know the nomenclature, the values, and the content pretty…

Faculty-To-Faculty: Helping Students Engage In Uncomfortable Discussions

Wednesday, October 5 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professors Daniel Gillion, Political Science and Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, History
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Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses…

Events & Workshops

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grad student workshops » faculty discussions »

Our Mission

The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes teaching excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. For instructors at all levels — from senior faculty to teaching assistants — CTL offers individual teaching consultations, workshops, and discussions in which instructors talk with and learn from each other. more »

Teaching Resources

CTL can connect you with information about teaching at Penn and with resources to help you do so effectively and efficiently. more »

Programs & Services

Faculty Programs

Faculty and instructors at all levels can participate in CTL’s programs, including teaching workshops, conversations and individual consultations. more »

Graduate Student Programs

CTL works with graduate students to help them improve their teaching at Penn and prepare to become faculty in the future. more »

Teaching certificate

The CTL Teaching Certificate provides Penn doctoral students with support to hone and reflect upon their teaching, and with recognition of their commitment to developing as teachers. more »

Consultation & Observation

Instructors at all levels can consult with CTL individually about teaching. CTL staff can confer with instructors about their teaching in general, about specific questions or strategies, and can observe and discuss classes. more »

Highlights


Teaching Awards & Recipients


2015 Evan C Thompson Forum on Teaching Excellence: The End of the Lecture?


SAIL Course Development Grants, call for proposals