College is the final stage of formal education for students before they begin their careers and the rest of their lives. As future faculty, you are in a critical position to positively shape your students' future paths.
The Preparing Future Faculty program offers opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and capacities you need to be an excellent leader of learning. Through participation in the PFF program, you become part of a a national professional learning community that seeks to enhance faculty excellence. Drawing from both teaching practice and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, PFF offers workshops, courses, a guided practicum, and consultations in different aspects of teaching and learning design. The program helps you build a strong teaching portfolio and earn a PFF Graduate Certificate that recognizes your professional development as a teacher-scholar.
EXPLORE how radical changes in higher education and new developments in technology are changing how we learn and teach.
UNDERSTAND how learning and motivation theories translate into teaching-learning practice.
REFLECT on your experiences as a learner and your emerging practice as an educator to develop mindful values and principles for an effective teaching practice.
LEARN to design inspiring, effective courses that engage and inspire students.
DEVELOP strategies and tools to lead students toward success.
DISCOVER how developing effective teaching strategies helps you better balance the demands of the professoriate for research, teaching, and service.
Become the best professor your students will ever have.
PFF Services and Opportunities
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1.Earn a PFF Graduate Certificate
2. Take the PFF Course and Earn the Certificate
3. Just Attend Workshops
4. Join the Conversation at PFF Brown Bags
5. Meet with a PFF Consultant In-Person or Online
6. Build Teaching Practice Through Teaching Clinics
What Students are saying about PFF...
“The additional requirements, such as workshops, teaching, observations, and e-portfolio development, helped me a lot to get a better understanding who I am as an educator, who I want to be, and how I can get there. Realizing my individual needs and setting goals for the future is very useful to me, as it helps me become more driven and motivated to achieve them.”
“It gave me a good opportunity to realize that need to systemically design what I am teaching in the future.”
“It helped me think about the goals of my own teaching and class, how to specifically construct the syllabus in detail.”
History of PFF
The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program was a national initiative launched in 1993 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The initiative aimed to transform how graduate students prepared for academic careers in higher education. Today, these goals are even more urgent as higher education changes radically. PFF programs play a critical role in helping graduate students prepare for productive and balanced faculty lives of ethical and excellent scholarly practice, teaching, and service. For more information about the national PFF initiative, please visit the website: http://www.preparing-faculty.org
Director: Dr. Shamini Dias