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.

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…

Designing a New Course

Thursday, September 25 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Nadia Heninger, 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…

Preparing Now to Teach at a Small Liberal Arts College

Thursday, September 25 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Professor Jamal Elias, Religious Studies
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Right now, we’re all teaching in the context of a major research university. But what about the future? Many of…

Engaging Community Partners in Your Teaching

Friday, September 26 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professors Amy Hillier and Domenic Vitiello, City & Regional Planning
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Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/1qc8twI All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the City & Regional…

Teaching the Fundamentals & the Fundamentals of Teaching

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

Professor Jessica Stanton, Political Science
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be…

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