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The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Innovation provides opportunities for instructors to enhance their teaching and learn from one another, through discussions, workshops and individual consultations. All instructors— new or experienced; interested in an ambitious idea, seeking to improve, or simply curious—are welcome. To receive monthly updates on programming, contact CETLI and ask to be added to the CETLI listserv.

For New Faculty

Faculty new to teaching at Penn may join CETLI's Introduction to Teaching at Penn summer program. To sign up contact CETLI.

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Course Design Institute

Every spring CETLI staff lead a three day interactive event to support faculty as they design courses for the coming academic year.

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Inclusive and Equitable Teaching

CETLI supports all instructors in developing inclusive and equitable teaching practices so that we can help all of our students thrive to their potential. This includes programs and workshops open to all instructors as well as offerings provided in partnership with departments or schools.

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CETLI Teaching Seminars

CETLI Teaching Seminars are faculty groups that meet monthly through the academic year to explore teaching approaches and questions related to particular themes. Seminar topics may vary by year and faculty sign up in the spring or summer for the following year.

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Teaching Consultations & Classroom Observation

CETLI is available to consult with anyone teaching at Penn about any and all aspects of their teaching. As part of the consultation process, CETLI staff can also observe instructors teaching and provide feedback. The process is entirely confidential.

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Teaching Discussions & Workshops

CETLI offers an array of regularly scheduled faculty teaching discussions and workshops. Check our events page for upcoming sessions.

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Workshops by Request

CETLI leads a wide variety of teaching workshops and discussions upon request for interested schools, departments, programs, or other organizations at Penn.

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Curricular planning

CETLI can work with faculty and departments to identify key curricular goals and how courses can best contribute to a program. Contact CETLI for more information.