University of Pennsylvania's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) works to help instructors at Penn excel in their teaching, to enhance the culture of teaching at the university, and, in turn, to increase the quality of education at Penn.


CTL Offers
Faculty and instructors at all levels can participate in CTL programs including teaching workshops, conversations and individual consultations.
CTL works with graduate students to help them improve their teaching at Penn and prepare to become faculty in the future.
Penn has a number of policies about teaching and resources to support the classroom. This section includes information for new faculty as well as information about teaching grants, technology in the classroom, course evaluations and academic integrity.
The links in this section focus on teaching practices such as SAIL and open online teaching. There are also sections on inclusive teaching and a connection to Talk About Teaching and Learning where Penn faculty share ideas and suggestions about teaching.

All are invited:  Culture Shock in College: A Community Conversation for Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:30pm — 6:30 pm  RSVP Here for location

This Community Conversation will bring together faculty, graduate and undergraduate students together to explore how we can help students better navigate this culture and mitigate the shock that some experience entering it. Participants will discuss their own encounters with culture shock in the classroom, and collaborate to consider changes we can make to have a positive impact on student thriving.

How to Get Here

The Center for Teaching and Learning is located on the first floor of Van Pelt Library. Walk west from the front entrance to the library and about halfway through the Weigle Information Commons. Turn right at diner booths 5/6 toward the elevators. Immediately after the elevators turn left and CTL is through the double glass doors.