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.

TA Training: Day 1

Wednesday, August 19 | 9:00 am - 4:45 pm


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Day 1: Wednesday, August 19 9:00-9:30 Welcoming Plenary (Chemistry 102) Beth Winkelstein, Vice Provost for Education Bruce Lenthall, Executive Director,…

TA Training: Day 2

Thursday, August 20 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


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In groups of mixed disciplines TAs will give a 10-minute teaching demonstration and get feedback on your teaching from fellow…

TA Training: Day 3

Friday, August 21 | 9:00 pm - 12:45 pm


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For the first session, TAs will attend a plenary session on Teaching the Diversity of Penn Students. Afterwards TAs will…

Giving Effective Feedback on Student Assignments

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

Dianne Mitchell, CTL Graduate Fellow, English
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All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate.

Activities for Discussion

Tuesday, September 29 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Alison Howard, CTL Graduate Fellow, Comparative Literature
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All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate.

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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