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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 pedagogical and procedural advice about teaching in your department. Consult with CETLI staff about any questions or for general guidance.

Resources for New Faculty

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

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

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

Introduction to Teaching at Penn

CETLI offers an Introduction to Teaching at Penn program 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—including resources, policies, and 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