Graduate School Teaching Portfolio Program
The Graduate School's Portfolio Program is designed to provide graduate students with official recognition and feedback on a portfolio documenting their UGA teaching experiences.
Spring 2013 online submission deadine was Friday February 1, 2013 at 5 pm.
Fall 2013 online submission deadline TBA.
Read more about components of a teaching portfolio. Sample portfolios and portfolio consultations are available through the Center for Teaching and Learning (542-0534) or you can view the sample portfolios below:
Watch an instructional video on Creating a Teaching Portfolio.
1. Students must have taught for at least two semesters at UGA. Teaching two sections in one semester does not count.
2. Teaching Portfolios must be no longer than twelve single-sided pages. The portfolios should be professionally presented. Appendices may be included as documentation/evidence, but only the twelve-page portfolio will be considered in the review process so it must be created as a stand-alone document.
3. Each portfolio must include the following items labeled and ordered as listed below:
- A teaching philosophy statement
- Description of courses taught
- Sample teaching materials
- Sample of student work
- Innovative teaching projects and roles
- List of professional activities related to teaching
- List of special training or teaching related experiences
- Evaluation of teaching
4. A letter of nomination from a faculty member in the department, which is not included in the twelve-page maximum, is required and should be the initial item in the portfolio (aside from the cover page). The faculty member should be familiar with the student's teaching and does not need to be the student's advisor, the graduate coordinator or department head. The letter of nomination signifies departmental support for student's participation in the portfolio program.
5. The documents above should be combined into one pdf document and submitted electronically on the current submission site available here:
The pdf document should be named according to the convention: lastname_firstname.pdf. Contact the Graduate School if you need help preparing your portfolio for electronic submission.
6. The Graduate School reserves the right to share approved portfolios with other students as discipline-specific portfolio examples.
7. Graduate students whose portfolios are approved by the review committee as well-developed and well-documented will receive Graduate School recognition in the Commencement program (unless otherwise requested in writing by the student), and a Graduate School Teaching Portfolio Certificate in recognition of the student’s graduate teaching development and contribution to teaching at The University of Georgia.