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The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) certificate program provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with opportunities to learn about those aspects of being a faculty member that are often not addressed in graduate programs. 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.

The program addresses eight areas of professional development for those interested in academic careers. Requirements for the program are met by attending a series of workshops and/or taking specific courses and/or working with a senior faculty mentor. Participants are provided a Handbook to track their progress throughout the program. It is the responsibility of each participant to maintain his/her own records to verify completion of program requirements. Upon completion of the program, the participants must submit a completed Preparing Future Faculty Handbook and the teaching portfolio to the PFF coordinator to receive the transcript notation.

Requirements for the eight areas certificate program are as follows:

1. Theory and Research on Effective Teaching in Higher Education

2. Introduction to Specific Teaching Skills

3. Obtaining Feedback on Teaching

4. Assessing Student Learning

5. Teaching with Technology

6. Professional and Career Development

7. Obtaining External Funding

8. Teaching Portfolio

 

 

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY

Future Faculty

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY

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.


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