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.

The Ancient Language Classroom

Tuesday, September 13 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor James Ker, Classics
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classics department and so may be most…

Preparing A Teaching Portfolio For The Job Market

Thursday, September 15 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Professors Ian Fleishman, German and Rahul Mukherjee, English and Cinema Studies
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the German department and so may be most…

Giving Good Feedback On Written Assignments

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

SaraEllen Strongman, CTL Graduate Fellow, Africana Studies
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This workshop will offer graduate students an opportunity to discuss efficient and effective strategies for providing feedback on students’ written…

Managing Student Stress

Wednesday, September 28 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Elena Maris, CTL Graduate Fellow, Communications
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In this workshop, we will explore intersections of stress, mental illness, and learning in the university classroom. We will discuss how…

Teaching Sensitive Topics

Wednesday, September 28 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Shantee Rosado, CTL Graduate Fellow, Sociology
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Teaching on sensitive topics – such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and religion – elicits specific concerns and responsibilities. What…

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 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