Teaching the Art of Scientific Storytelling

Professor Daniel Beiting, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Professor Joseph Zackular, Perelman School of Medicine
Apr 28 2022 : 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hybrid (register for location and Zoom link)
Marisa Egan, CTL Graduate Fellow, Cell & Molecular Biology

Participants are invited to submit their particular interests here:

https://forms.gle/r6HQfiqdn52BtX8G7

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in Biomedical Graduate Studeis and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

 

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The New Normal - Integrating Best Teaching Practices from the Pandemic to the Classroom

Professor Robert Riggleman, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Apr 27 2022 : 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Towne 327 and Online (register for link)
Joe Rummaneethorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

The pandemic has forced us to be adaptable in our teaching. In rising up to the challenge, various new practices and innovations in teaching evolved into being. The workshop will explore and discuss the 'new normal' in teaching as we return to in-person instruction, particularly on how we can (re)integrate best practices from the pandemic to further improve efficacy, inclusivity, and access to teaching/learning. 

Light lunch will be provided! :) 

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Teaching Critical Writing

Dr. Adam Mohr, Senior Lecturer, Critical Writing Program and Associated Faculty, HSS
Apr 15 2022 : 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Cohen 392
Taylor Dysart, CTL Graduate Fellow, History & Sociology of Science

Dr. Mohr, a Senior Lecturer in the Critical Writing Program and affiliate of HSS, will speak on teaching good writing to undergraduate students. 

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History & Socioogy of Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

From Literature to Culture: How to Incorporate Your Dissertation Research in Undergraduate Classes

Professor Javier Muñoz-Diaz, World Languages, Culture & Media, St. Lawrence University) 
Apr 12 2022 : 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Zoom (register for link)
Mercedes Mayna-Medrano, CTL Graduate Fellow, Hispanic & Portuguese Studies

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Romance Languages department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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What Makes Being in Class in Person Meaningful? a Community Conversation among Instructors and Students

CTL Staff
Apr 18 2022 : 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
DRL 3N1H

As we wrap up the year’s return to in-person classes, this Community Conversation will bring together faculty and graduate and undergraduate students to explore what we value in learning together, and the teaching practices that make the most of that in-person experience. This is an opportunity for instructors and students to learn from one another, as we consider how we would like our teaching to develop in light of our experiences over the past two years.

Registration Link

Contact: ctl-help@lists.upenn.edu for more information.

What Makes Being in Class in Person Meaningful? a Community Conversation among Instructors and Students

CTL Staff
Apr 18 2022 : 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
DRL 3N1H

As we wrap up the year’s return to in-person classes, this Community Conversation will bring together faculty and graduate and undergraduate students to explore what we value in learning together, and the teaching practices that make the most of that in-person experience. This is an opportunity for instructors and students to learn from one another, as we consider how we would like our teaching to develop in light of our experiences over the past two years.

Reigster here

Contact: ctl-help@lists.upenn.edu for more information.

Making the transition to becoming a full-time professor  

Professor Bomyi Lim, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
Apr 14 2022 : 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Towne 327
Joe Rummaneethorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

The expectations in teaching and mentoring as a graduate student/postdoc versus faculty may be very different in various ways. In this workshop we will have a conversation with Dr. Bomyi Lim, Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, on her journey transitioning into a full-time faculty role. The workshop will explore best practices in evolving as a lifelong learner, teacher, and mentor; and answer any questions participants may have about the topic.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the CBE department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

How to be an effective graduate-level STEM advisor

Professor Boon Thau Loo, Computer & Information Science
Apr 07 2022 : 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Towne 225 (Raisler Lounge)
Tony Liu, CTL Graduate Fellow, Computer & Information Science

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Computer & Information Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Supporting Students with Disabilities

Kaitlin Molloy, Disability Specialist, Student Disability Services
Mar 24 2022 : 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Online (register for Zoom link)
Sheng Gao, CTL Graduate Fellow, Statistics and Data Science

Introduction: National surveys estimate that nearly 20% of college students identify as a person with a disability. Instructors preparing to teach college courses want to better understand this population and to develop effective instructional methods that are inclusive of students with disabilities. This workshop will explore the role of Disability Services as a resource for students and instructors and share tips and strategies for designing a disability-inclusive classroom.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Statistics and Data Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Business

Professor Michele Margolis, Political Science
Mar 24 2022 : 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Second Floor Forum, PCPSE (133 S. 36th)
Abigail Dym, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

The goal in graduate school (and beyond) should be to “work hard, not long” but for many students “work long, not hard” is probably a more accurate description of their day-to-day lives. The goal of this CTL session--which will blend logistical and emotional advice that is 100% practical--is to get students working harder but more efficiently. In addition to discussing timelines for publishing, how to create a research pipeline, and tips and tricks for carving out research time in a busy schedule, we will also discuss how to use mindfulness techniques to help you stay focused and get that writing done.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

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