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.

Synthesizing the Ideal TA: A Forum on Graduate-Student Teaching in Chemistry

Thursday, September 18 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Professors Sally Mallory and Don Berry, Chemistry, plus a student panel
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Chemistry department and so may be most…

Teaching with Triggers: Texts and Trauma in the Classroom

Friday, September 19 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professors Bridget Murnaghan & Emily Wilson, Classics, and Nathaniel Amos, Counseling and Psychological Services
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classics department and so may be most…

Identifying and Supporting Struggling Students

Monday, September 22 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Bronwyn Wallace, CTL Senior Fellow
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The difficulties that students encounter in our classes are many and varied, and often opaque to us as teachers. This…

Providing Effective Feedback on Written Assignments

Tuesday, September 23 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Alice Hu, CTL Graduate Fellow, Classics
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As graduate students, we are no strangers to the range of emotions that feedback on our own written work can…

Making Difficult Concepts Accessible

Wednesday, September 24 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professor Nader Engheta, Electrical and Systems Engineering
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and…

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 »

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Teaching Awards & Recipients


Grants for Developing SAIL Courses