The PFF program supplements departmental graduate preparation by offering new teaching, mentoring, and learning possibilities, which give postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, and masters students further credentialing for a competitive academic job market. PFFs 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 ISUs 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.