Teaching Resources for New Faculty

There are many things that you have to deal with as you start at Penn and the links below can help with logistics and other immediate concerns about your ID, email and classes.


If you have questions about teaching your classes you may want to consult with Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning.  The center is staffed by experienced Penn instructors (Bruce Lenthall, Ian Petrie and Catherine Turner).  They can help answer your questions about teaching at Penn -- even over the summer.

The following links will provide practical information about the most immediate issues you face as you get ready to teach at Penn:

• Setting up IDs, Passwords and Email Accounts

• Logistical Information for Putting Together Your Syllabus

• Using Technology for Teaching Your Course
(includes Blackboard and Courses in Touch)

• Finding Information about Your Students and Classroom

• Exams and Grading

CTL also maintains a page with wide range of resources for teaching -- including technology, course affliations and library support. 

For more detailed information about how to teaching at Penn consult the teaching handbook.

As you get ready to teach, you may also want to acquaint yourself with our list of resources for your students so that you can list the appropriate services in your syllabus or recommend them to students as necessary.

Beyond those resources, you should consider the programs and services offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning. CTL can support your teaching in a number of different ways:


• If you have questions about your class you can consult with someone at the Center for Teaching and Learning at any time.

• If you want to discuss your teaching with Penn Faculty outside your department, you should consider the Faculty to Faculty Observation Program or CTL's Faculty to Faculty Lunches.

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Updated: July 8, 2010