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 Challenge of Interactive Teaching

Wednesday, April 16 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Professor Lyle Unger, Computer and Information Science
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Those of us wishing to have students actively learning in our classes face a constant challenge: how do we balance…

Fostering Diversity in Engineering Through Pedagogy

Friday, April 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Paulo Arratia, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics program and…

Using Debate as a Pedagogical Tool in the Classroom

Friday, April 18 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Professor Gary Hatfield, Philosophy and Ryan Muldoon, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Philosophy department and so may be most…

Religious Exceptionalism: Teaching Religion in the Academy

Friday, April 25 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Jamal Elias, Religious Studies
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All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Religious Studies department and so may be…

The Art of the Teaching Demo

Tuesday, April 29 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sarah Nicolazzo and Sunny Yang
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Teaching for the job market can be a daunting task. How can you prepare to teach in an unfamiliar environment?…

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 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 »

Highlights


Teaching Awards & Recipients


Grants for Developing SAIL Courses