Q: How do I become a PFFP participant?

A: Email the coordinator at

Q: Is the program only for Ph.D. students?

A: No. Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals workshops is a resource available to all graduate students, including Master's and Doctoral students.

Q: Can post-doctoral fellows participate?

A: Yes. Email the coordinator at

Q: Is there a fee?

A: There is no fee for participating in PFFP.

Q: May I complete activities and workshops organized through other Marquette departments and/or at institutions or universities outside of Marquette?

A: Yes. PFFP will grant workshop equivalency including but are not limited to the following: courses in the College of Education; TA workshops offered at Marquette academic departments; workshops offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning; Manresa, etc.

Q: When can I start the PFFP program?

A: You may start participating in the PFFP program at any point of your graduate school career at Marquette. We highly recommend you attend one of the orientation sessions held at the beginning of each semester. This provides students with valuable program information.

Q: How do I complete the PFFP program?

A: To meet the requirements for the PFFP program completion graduate students must complete an Individual Development Plan, attend at lease fifteen workshops, and create a portfolio.

Q: Must I complete all the requirements of the certificate program within a specified time period?

A: No. You will need to complete the requirements prior to graduation. You may work toward the completing the program at your own pace during your career as a graduate student at Marquette.

Q: What is the best way to stay current with workshops, PFFP-related events, and other announcements?

A: Check the Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals D2L site consistently and join the listserv.




Future Faculty


Sponsored by the Graduate School, the PFFP program provides development opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni. The aim of the program is to help prepare participants for a successful career in higher education and professional positions, with emphasis on developing skills to teach effectively and preparation to navigate the initial stages of an academic job search.

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