Dan Kimble First Year Teaching Award
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The Kimble First-Year Teaching Award, named in honor of professor emeritus Dan Kimble, is jointly sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and administered by the Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP). The award recognizes outstanding teaching by Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) who have demonstrated a commitment to professional development and reflective practice. The annual prizes typically are awarded to one first-time lab or discussion section leader and to one first-time sole instructor.
Applicants must submit the following:
- Results of a student midterm feedback survey and end-of-term ratings summary evaluation for one course (or section) taught during the 2015-16 academic year. More information about administering a midterm feedback survey can be found here.
- A statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max.). Helpful information about writing a statement of teaching philosophy can be downloaded here (opens as a PDF file ). In addition, we advise that all applicants view the criteria used to assess (opens as a PDF file ) teaching philosophy statements.
Please complete the online application form on GradWeb. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 24, 2016. Applications will be reviewed during the summer, and the awards will be presented at the Fall 2016 GTF Orientation. Please send only the materials requested; additional materials will not be considered.
For questions about this award or for help with the midterm survey or statement of teaching philosophy, please contact TEP at 541-346-2177 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All UO GTFs who are teaching for the first time at a post-secondary institution, either as first-time section or lab leaders or first-time sole instructors, during the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to apply. Applicants are not required to participate in TEP’s Graduate Teaching Initiative. To be considered, applicants should attend one of TEP’s full-day teacher trainings (Basic Teaching Skills or Teaching for the First Time as the Sole Instructor) or at least two TEP workshops or events. Department-based or other comparable UO teacher training sessions also may qualify. If you did not attend training through TEP, please submit a description of the teacher training you attended, including the number of hours and curriculum for the training.
Note for Graduate Students with Financial Aid:
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.