Preparing Future Faculty

Preparing Future Faculty

Smiling PFF Participants

The PFF program supplements departmental graduate preparation by offering new teaching, mentoring, and learning possibilities, which give postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, and master’s students further credentialing for a competitive academic job market. PFF’s goal is to better prepare graduates for faculty careers through a combination of seminars, mentoring, and practical classroom and departmental service experiences.

PFF is a national movement sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Council of Graduate Schools. Currently, over 300 higher education institutions participate in PFF. These institutions include 5 of our peer 11 land grant institutions and 49 of the 151 research-extensive universities. See the National PFF Homepage for further information.

To give ISU’s PFF participants a broader understanding of the balance of teaching, research, and service at a variety of higher education institutions, the PFF program joins with multiple partner institutions that work together to give participants opportunities to experience a range of student populations and institutional expectations.