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Graduate Student Teaching Award

To recognize excellence in graduate student teaching in the Department of Human Physiology and select one graduate student from our department to be nominated for the graduate school’s Graduate Teaching Excellence Award.


Current enrollment as a graduate student in the Department of Human Physiology, at least 5 terms of experience as an instructor (sole instructor, lab instructor, or discussion leader), a record of excellence in their instructional duties, and an exemplary academic record.


Applications for HPHY Graduate Student Teaching Award are due January 15th, and should be submitted to the HPHY Teaching Effectiveness Committee, via this Google form:

Nomination from HPHY Committee to the Graduate school is due the 17th of February.



  1. Link to an online teaching portfolio built on UO Blogs. The teaching portfolio will include a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 500 words or two pages) linked to sample lesson and assignment materials, course syllabi, and other items highlighting your teaching experiences and philosophy. (Note: TEP offers workshops to help you create a teaching portfolio using UO Blogs).
  2. A list of the courses you have taught, including term, course name and number, course enrollment, and role (sole instructor, lab instructor, discussion leader, etc.).
  3. A description of the teacher training and professional development activities you have participated in (HPHY Teaching Academy, Teaching Effectiveness Program workshops, Science Literacy Program journal clubs, HPHY book club, Center on Diversity and Community workshops, Graduate School events, etc.).


The successful awardee will receive a monetary award from HPHY, be recognized at the HPHY commencement ceremony, and be nominated for the Graduate School’s Graduate Teaching Excellence Award.