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As you prepare for teaching your first classes at Penn, make use of the many resources available to you. Contact your department chair, undergraduate chair or administrative staff, who will have specific advice, both pedagogical and procedural, about teaching in your department. Consult with CTL staff about any questions or for general guidance.

Resources for New Faculty

Before you arrive and as you plan your courses, as you enter the classroom and move through the semester, and as you wrap up your first term, the links below may provide helpful guidance and information.

Information about additional CTL programming is available at CTL’s faculty programs page.

For monthly updates on CTL programs for faculty, sign up for the CTL listserv.

Introduction to Teaching at Penn

CTL offers an Introduction to Teaching at Penn program, designed to support new instructors as they prepare to teach their first courses here. This two-week online program offered in mid-August and mid-November will orient new faculty to some of the specifics related to teaching at Penn – from resources to policies to relevant support offices – as well as guide faculty through a process of designing a course that meets instructors' goals and helps all students learn.


Register for Introduction to Teaching at Penn