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.

Encouraging Student Participation in Recitations and Lectures

Tuesday, October 21 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professor Peter Davies, Materials Science & Engineering
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Materials Science & Engineering department and so…

Fostering Active Discussion

Tuesday, October 21 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Vanessa Williams, CTL Graduate Fellow, Music
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The term ‘active discussion’ can mean different things across disciplines, across teaching styles, and across learning outcomes. In this workshop…

The Job Market: Understanding and Applying to Different Types of Teaching Institutions

Tuesday, October 21 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Jen Gerrish, Classics, Temple University, Dr. Patrick Glauthier, Classics, & Dr. Jeremy Lefkowitz, Classics, Swarthmore College
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classics department and so may be most…

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…

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