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.

Multimedia Projects as Assignments – Video and Omeka

Monday, November 3 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Professors Bob Ousterhout, History of Art, and Jeff Saven, Chemistry
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Teaching with Technology discussions bring faculty together to discuss why and how they might use specific technologies in their teaching.…

Using Client-Based Research in Teaching

Tuesday, November 4 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professors Megan Ryerson and David Hsu, City & Regional Planning
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Faculty in practice-oriented fields may conduct research for organizations outside the academy, such as nonprofits, businesses, or governments. Incorporating these…

Creating Effective Aids for Framing Lecture and Discussion in Philosophy

Wednesday, November 5 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Professor Karen Detlefsen, Philosophy
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Philosophy department and so may be most…

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum: Maintaining High Standards While Being Supportive of Students

Friday, November 7 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professors Daeyeon Lee, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Kevin Turner, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
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The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on…

Compelling Presentations in the Classroom

Monday, November 10 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Guy Grossman, 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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Teaching Awards & Recipients


Grants for Developing SAIL Courses