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.

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…

Transitioning from Dissertation to Teaching

Friday, October 3 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professors Francesca Ammon and Erick Guerra, City & Regional Planning
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the City & Regional Planning department and so…

Encouraging Out-of-class Student Questions and Conversations: Canvas and Piazza

Monday, October 6 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professors Zack Ives, Computer and Information Science, and Catriona MacLeod, Germanic Languages and Literatures
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Teaching with Technology discussions bring faculty together to discuss why and how they might use specific technologies in their teaching.…

Teaching as Part of a Team: Working Effectively with Other TAs and the Professor

Monday, October 6 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ian Hartshorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science
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Whether you are TAing for the class of your dreams or teaching outside your comfort zone, teaching with others can…

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