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.

Mentoring Young Scientists In The Laboratory

Thursday, September 10 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professor Steve DiNardo, Cell & Developmental Biology
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Cell & Molecular Biology department and so…

Canvas Grade Book Bootcamp

Thursday, September 10 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Joseph Schaffer, Canvas Support and Catherine Turner, Center for Teaching and Learning
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Setting up a gradebook on Canvas takes some time but once it is done, your semester can often run more…

Keeping Students Engaged During Lectures

Thursday, September 17 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Lyle Ungar, Computer & Information Science
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics department and…

Teaching in the Margins: Responding in Writing to Student Work

Tuesday, September 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Paul Saint-Amour, English
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Evaluating and commenting on student writing is a big part of our job as teachers and instructors in the humanities.…

Lessons From Forty Years of Teaching

Tuesday, September 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Emeritus Jack Nagel, Political Science
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be…

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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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Grants for Developing SAIL Courses


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