The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program at MU encourages the development of graduate students for their multiple roles they will face as faculty members.
Sponsored by the Graduate School, the PFF program provides development opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The aim of the program is to help prepare participants for a successful career in higher education as an academic, with emphasis on developing skills to teach effectively and preparation to navigate the initial stages of an academic job search.
Numerous PFF workshops are scheduled throughout the academic year. These events focus upon creating an awareness of issues affecting the future of higher education and upon developing the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the job market. They also address pedagogic and professional issues to enhance the professional development of graduate students. Students with career interests outside academia may find the programs on developing a résumé, building presentation skills, preparing for job interviews and other helpful topics.