Creating Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom

Professors Alain Plante, Earth & Environmental Science and Mary Caldwell, Music
Feb 26 2020 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
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CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

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Teaching First-Year Students

Professors Scott Francis, Romance Lanuages and Brenda Casper, Biology
Feb 05 2020 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
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CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

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Culture Shock in College: A Community Conversation

Nov 04 2019 : 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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For students new to Penn, entering classes can be a jarring encounter with unfamiliar norms and expectations. Penn’s academic and campus culture may feel particularly disruptive to students underrepresented here, whether first generation, highly aided, and/or students of color. 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.

Please register by sending an email with subject RSVP: Community Conversation to ctl-help@lists.upenn.edu or through this registration link.

Contact: brooksdj@upenn.edu for more information.

Mental Health, Wellness, and Rigorous and Compassionate Teaching

Professors James Aguirre, Physics and Lisa Miracchi, Philosophy
Nov 19 2019 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

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Talking with Your Students After a Tragedy

Sep 19 2019 : 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library
Center for Teaching and Learning

CTL will host an open discussion for Faculty and TAs on Talking with Your Students after a Tragedy. In the aftermath of this week’s death of Gregory Eells, head of Penn’s Counseling and Psychological Services, many faculty have wondered whether and how to address this in their classes. This session will give instructors the chance to explore ideas about how to talk with their classes following tragic events that impact their students.

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Grading Standards and Grade Disputes: Helping Students Understand their Grades

Professors Chi-ming Yang, English and Jeff Winkler, Chemistry
Nov 14 2019 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

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Student Stress and Distress in Our Classrooms

Professors Karen Winey, MSE and CBE and Norm Badler, CIS
Nov 12 2019 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
108 Towne

The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on a different theme and is moderated by two faculty members. All faculty, from experienced to novice teachers, are invited to participate. To encourage open discussion, registration is limited twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

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Using Course Goals to Design or Redesign a Course

Professors Amish Patel, CBE and Arvind Bhusnurmath, CIS
Oct 23 2019 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
108 Towne

The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on a different theme and is moderated by two faculty members. All faculty, from experienced to novice teachers, are invited to participate. To encourage open discussion, registration is limited twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

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Teaching Students One-on-One

Professors Santosh Venkatesh, Electrical & Systems Engineering and Bomyi Lim, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Oct 02 2019 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
108 Towne

The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on a different theme and is moderated by two faculty members. All faculty, from experienced to novice teachers, are invited to participate. To encourage open discussion, registration is limited twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Contact: for more information.

Teaching About Immigration

Professors Chenoa Flippen, Sociology and Michael Jones-Correa, Political Science
Sep 24 2019 : 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Contact: for more information.

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