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.

Integrating Walking Tours and Classroom Exercises into Teaching

Thursday, February 23 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Domenic Vitiello, 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…

Powerpoint (and Friends): Making Good Use of Presentation Software

Thursday, February 23 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Noa Hegesh, CTL Graduate Fellow, East Asian Languages & Civilizations
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It is now considered a given that instructors will use presentation software to show text, images and video clips in…

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum: Challenge, Stress and Distress in the Classroom: Teaching Studen

Monday, February 27 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professors Robert Ghrist, Electrical and Systems Engineering and Susan Margulies, Bioengineering
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The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on…

How Do You Teach When Issues in the World Are Becoming Part of Your Class?

Monday, February 27 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

SaraEllen Strongman, CTL Graduate Fellow, Africana Studies
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This workshop is part of the Inclusive Teaching series. What happens when events outside of the classroom affect the environment…

Facilitating An Active Learning Environment in General STEM Courses

Monday, February 27 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Professor Don Berry, Chemistry
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The ubiquity of the computer has enabled a paradigm shift in teaching. In lieu of a traditional lecture, an instructor…

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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 at 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


2015 Evan C Thompson Forum on Teaching Excellence: The End of the Lecture?


Faculty Messages to Students in a Time of Fear, Anger and Stress