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.

Teaching When the Notes are Centered

Monday, January 26 | 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Professor Emeritus Lawrence Bernstein, Music
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When teaching music, how much time should be spent talking about the musical notes, versus the biographical context of the…

TAing Dos and Donts

Friday, January 30 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Mitra Eghbal, Lee Dietterich and Katie Vazquez, Biology Department TAs
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Biology department and so may be most…

Starting Class in Ways that Get Students Interested and Motivated to Learn

Monday, February 2 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ian Hartshorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science
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How can you get students engaged, active, and focused in the first few minutes of a class? What are the…

Strategies to Get Your Students Prepared for Class

Wednesday, February 4 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Justin Bernstein, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy
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This workshop will focus on how instructors can assign and structure student work outside of class to improve student learning…

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum: Teaching In Active-Learning Classrooms

Monday, February 9 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professors LeAnn Dourte, Bioengineering and Paul Heiney, Physics
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The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on…

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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