PFF Required Activities
Elements of the course
Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) students must enroll in 1 credit hour for the fall and spring semester. The program begins in August and ends in May.
Fellows are required to attend classes once a month for the duration of the program.
Fellows will develop a portfolio documenting their teaching, research and outreach philosophies, activities and effectiveness.
Multi-campus experience with a faculty mentor
Fellows will visit partner institutions to gain exposure to alternative institutional contexts. The fellow and the partner-institution mentor will determine the exact nature and frequency of these visits. A partnership agreement form will be completed, and the student will provide feedback on the visit.
While at partner institutions, fellows might:
- Discuss the institution’s mission and academic culture.
- Explore faculty roles and expectations.
- Research the institution’s history and student population.
- Receive mentoring for teaching and service.
- Teach a seminar, unit or course and receive feedback.
- Attend faculty, committee or departmental meetings.
- Participate in faculty development activities.
Professional development workshops
PFF workshops cover various aspects of academic careers. Different topics and presenters are highlighted each semester. Fellows must attend a minimum of two career workshops each semester.