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.

Effective Group Work

Wednesday, October 22 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Justin Bernstein, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy
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Group work can be a very effective teaching tool. At its best, it allows all students to cooperatively grapple with…

How to Individualize Learning in Large Courses

Thursday, October 23 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Benedict Brown, Computer and Information Sciences
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Computer and Information Sciences department and so…

Teaching and Integrating Research

Monday, October 27 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr. Eileen Doherty-Sil, Associate Director, Undergraduate Program, Political Science
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This workshop will address tips and tricks for helping undergraduate students successfully complete the types of research assignments we give…

Teaching Students at Different Levels

Tuesday, October 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, Computer and Information Science
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Many classes, ranging from introductory lectures to advanced seminars, are comprised of students with a wide variety of backgrounds. There…

Effective Lecturing

Wednesday, October 29 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Philip Webster, CTL Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies
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What makes a lecture clear, engaging, and effective? What styles, techniques, and tools can be used to enhance a lecture?…

Events & Workshops

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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 as 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


Grants for Developing SAIL Courses