Spring Semester Deadline:
February 1, 2013
Since the Spring semester of 2005, the Graduate School has sponsored the Teaching Portfolio Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage graduate students to document their teaching experiences at UGA in order to reflect upon and improve their teaching and to be prepared to present their teaching accomplishments on the job market. Many graduate students have found that preparing a teaching portfolio well before they begin their academic job searches has greatly helped them during the application process. Some credit a teaching portfolio for helping them get their jobs!
Every semester, the Graduate School considers teaching portfolios for certification. Participants in the portfolio program not only get Graduate School recognition for their portfolios, but also receive feedback from faculty members on their individual portfolios. A submitted portfolio should include a letter of nomination from the faculty mentor and examples/samples of the individual's work in each the 8 components listed on the Portfolio Program page. Each portfolio should distinctly represent the individual and the discipline, so no two portfolios will be the same. This is an example of an accepted portfolio:
Additionally, the teaching portfolio is the cornerstone for the Graduate School’s Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching. For more information on the teaching certificate, visit the Graduate School’s website at:
For the Spring 2013, the Graduate School’s deadline for the teaching portfolio program is February 1. Portfolios should be submitted to the Graduate School through our online submission website by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013.
To help graduate students prepare their portfolios, the Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a series of four workshops leading up to the deadline. Workshops will be held at the conference room of the Center for Teaching and Learning, which is located on the north side of the instructional plaza between Psychology and Journalism buildings. The workshops will be held on the following days:
Thursday, 1/10, 4:00-5:30 pm, CTL North Conference Room
In this session you will get an introduction to the components and requirements of the UGA Graduate School’s Teaching Portfolio Program. You will be provided with guidance to get started at the workshop on drafting (or revising) your Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
You are encouraged to bring one "artifact" from your teaching (an assignment, a photograph, a syllabus, etc.) to Workshop 1.
Thursday, 1/17, 4:00-5:30 pm, CTL North Conference Room
In this session we will address the first four of the eight required components of the Graduate School's portfolio: Teaching Philosophy, Description of Courses Taught, Sample Teaching Materials, and Sample Student Work. You will view sample documents and peer review each others' documents. You are encouraged to bring drafts of these four components to Workshop 2.
Thursday, 1/24, 4:00-5:30 pm, CTL North Conference Room
In this session we will address the last four of the eight required components of the Graduate School's portfolio: Innovative Teaching Project, Professional Activities, Special Training, and Teaching Evaluations. You will view sample documents and peer review each others' documents. You are encouraged to bring drafts of these four components to Workshop 3.
Thursday, 1/31, 4:00-5:30 pm, CTL North Conference Room
In this session you will get feedback on a complete draft of your portfolio and discuss how formatting and layout decisions can contribute to the professionalism and cohesiveness of the final product. You are encouraged to bring a complete draft of your portfolio to Workshop 4.
If you are interested in participating in the workshops or need more information, please contact:
Graduate Assistant to the TA Program