Workshops by Request

CTL leads teaching workshops and discussions upon request. For interested schools, departments, programs or other organizations at Penn, CTL provides workshops on a wide range of teaching topics — from course design to classroom strategies to professional development — for audiences from faculty to lecturers to teaching assistants. CTL can also facilitate discussions of teaching within a program more generally, including conversations on curriculum development and implementation, and sessions addressing particular teaching challenges. In all cases, CTL works with the requestor to develop a program that meets the group’s needs.

Examples of past CTL workshops include:

General sessions:
New Faculty/Lecturer/TA Orientations
Promoting Academic Integrity
Teaching with Technology
Teaching Strategies for International TAs
Peer Observations of Teaching

Planning your course:
Course Design
Defining Your Course Goals
Assignments: What Do You Want Students to Do?

During the course:
Effective Lecturing
Leading Discussions
Making Use of Class Time
Grading and Student Assessment

Teaching and professional development:
Talking about Teaching on the Job Market
Developing your Teaching Philosophy
Improving Your Teaching with Student Evaluations