COVID-19 and Teaching at Penn

As we transition toward in-person teaching, most classes at the University of Pennsylvania will be taught on campus in fall of 2021. 

CTL offers support for instructors making the transition to in-person teaching.

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.

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.

If you have trouble accessing our website or online materials, please reach out to us either by email at