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.

The Post-Election Classroom

Wednesday, December 7 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professors Carolyn Marvin and Amy Jordan, Communication
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Communication department and so may be most…

Teaching As/For Public Engagement

Wednesday, December 7 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor, German and Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
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This workshop explores models that integrate classroom conversations with issues on campus and beyond, both in undergraduate and graduate courses.…

Mentoring Students in the Lab

Thursday, December 8 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Professor Gary Molander, Chemistry
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Mentorship is a crucial component to our graduate student training, especially when we serve as role models in the lab.…

Teaching Ancient Texts In A Modern Classroom

Monday, January 23 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Ori Tavor, East Asian Languages & Civilizations
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the East Asian Languages & Civilizations department and…

Student Engagement Through Wikis

Friday, February 3 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Professor Linda Chance, East Asian Languages & Civilizations
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the East Asian Languages & Civilizations department and…

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 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