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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 Engagement Program (TEP). The award recognizes outstanding teaching by Graduate Employees (GEs) 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.

To Apply:

Applicants must complete the following requirements:

Please complete the online application form on GradWeb. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 29, 2018. Applications will be reviewed during the summer, and award winners will be featured in a TEPList email newsletter during fall 2018. 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:


All UO Graduate Employees 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 or co-instructors, during the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply. Applicants are not required to participate in TEP’s Graduate Teaching Initiative.

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.