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.

Crafting Questions -- For Homework or Exams

Tuesday, September 30 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Colin Smith, CTL Graduate Fellow, Neuroscience
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Creating questions for student assessment on homework or exams often proves difficult. In this workshop, we will discuss the multiple…

Developing Your Teaching Persona

Wednesday, October 1 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Jacob Nagy, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemistry
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Who are you in the classroom? How can you be an authority in your field without seeming out of touch…

Faculty-to-Faculty Lunch: Using In-class Group Work in Your Teaching

Wednesday, October 1 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professors Julie Lynch, Political Science, and Alain Plante, Earth and Environmental Science
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Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses…

Managing Your Time While Teaching

Thursday, October 2 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Myrna Cohen, Executive Director, Weingarten Learning Resources Center
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How can you balance your own academic goals with your teaching responsibilities? What are the methods for accomplishing short- and…

Teaching Undergrads to Think Critically

Thursday, October 2 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Professor Javier Medina, Psychology, and Professor Harry Ischiropoulos, Pediatrics
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Neuroscience program and so may be most…

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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