Spring Semester Deadline:
February 7, 2014
Since the Spring semester of 2005, the Graduate School has sponsored the Graduate School 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. You may contact Judy Milton in the Gradute School for additional information about the program. 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:
For the Spring 2014, the Graduate School’s submission deadline for the Graduate School Teaching Portfolio program is February 7. Portfolios should be submitted to the Graduate School through our online submission website by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014.
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:
To help graduate students prepare their portfolios, a Graduate School Portfolio Seminar is offered each semester. This 1-credit course is taught by experienced faculty. Course information will be available in OASIS. For additional information about the course, please contact Judy Milton at the Graduate School. The course is not a requirement for submitting a portfolio.