Wait list for Summer 2018 Penn State Course in College Teaching

Registration for the Summer 2018 Course in College Teaching has filled. To apply for the wait list, email us at site@psu.edu. This session of CCT is open to full-time Penn State faculty of any rank/status.


This highly successful 8-week course combines the best elements of a collaborative learning environment with those of a seminar on pedagogy. Discussion of the current literature on teaching and learning, as well as facilitation by instructors from the Schreyer Institute's experienced faculty, help prepare participants to design and implement both practical and reflective instructional activities. The impact of the course is evident in the number of participants who intend to implement new teaching practices as a result of taking the course.

Required Assignments:

Required assignments may include participants leading 2 short "micro-teaches" in which they teach an introductory concept from their disciplines to their fellow CCT participants. Each micro-teach centers on a different set of principles and skills. Feedback from Institute consultants and CCT peers follows each micro-teach. Participants may also be asked to conduct a classroom observation and interview an instructor to discuss that person's pedagogical strategies.

Optional Experiences:

All CCT participants are invited to schedule one-on-one consultations on teaching philosophy statements or syllabus design. We recognize that, for some participants, these are important topics of immediate relevance. Our consultants will work with participants one-on-one to address other teaching topics of interest to them.

Course objectives

Upon successfully completing the course, participants should be able to:

  • apply effective principles of course design and planning
  • integrate teaching and assessment strategies to enhance student learning
  • reflect on personal beliefs and practices about teaching and learning


The Course in College Teaching is a free, non-credit course. It is open to full-time Penn State faculty of any rank/status.

To Apply

Email us at site@psu.edu to be placed on the wait list.

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