UVM’s Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), Writing in the Disciplines Program (WID), and the Graduate College invite graduate students to participate in this program. Graduate students completing the program can earn formal recognition from the Graduate College.
This program, designed for graduate students who are interested in pursuing teaching in higher education, provides:
The Teaching Portfolio is the capstone experience of the program. Its preparation encourages development of reflective teaching practices and will document participation in the program. Portfolio components include:
The program’s requirements are:
* written reflection papers must be provided for each workshop and observation attended
Please see program details, below, for more information on each requirement.
Participants have a maximum of two years to complete the program. If additional time is needed, this must be approved by the GTP coordinator, Holly Parker.
→ Apply: Download document here.
Note: We recommend that doctoral students apply after they've completed the first year of their program. Applications are due June 1, 2018. (See the application document for more details.) Applicants will be notified by June 8th by the end of day, whether they've been accepted.
Teaching in Higher Education Workshop
This two-hour session is open to all graduate students and faculty. In the session, participants will be introduced to research on teaching, such as High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. Participants will also learn about how to create a classroom environment that facilitates learning. This workshop will be held once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester.
Seven Professional Development Workshops
Program participants must attend seven teaching development workshops sponsored by the CTL, WID, CUPs, or CCP, or other approved professional development workshops from your department or program. Participants will write a reflection of each of the workshops, including what they learned and what they plan to implement in their own teaching.
The seven required workshops must include:
Program Event Sources:
» Events Calendar for the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Writing in the Disciplines program
» Events Calendar for the Center for Cultural Pluralism
» Events Calendar for Community-University Partnerships & Service
Contact Holly.Parker@uvm.edu if you have any questions.
Higher Education Teaching Experience (at least one semester)
Program participants need to teach at UVM for at least one semester. (Contact your advisor or your department to set up your teaching assignment.) Documentation of teaching experience includes: a course syllabus, student evaluations, and a 3–5 page written reflection focusing on the teaching experience.
Observing Teaching Excellence
Each program participant will observe two UVM faculty members teaching a class and write a 3-5 page reflection about what they learned from their observations. These faculty members must be recipients of either the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award or the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award (or other faculty at the discretion of the department chair or program coordinator).
The teaching portfolio will serve as a culminating project for the graduate student’s experience in the GTP. Participants will meeting individually with the program coordinator to make a plan for their portfolios.
If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator, Holly Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu.