Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Application Process
To participate in the PFF program, you must be in at least the second year of a master’s or Ph.D. program at Iowa State, or in a postdoctoral appointment. If North American English is not your native language, you must have taken the Oral English Certification Test (OECT) test before beginning the PFF program. Your application is eligible for acceptance without an OECT score if you report the date you intend to complete the OECT test, provided it is before you complete the first semester of PFF. If admitted, you must have at least a Level 2 Oral English Certification Test (OECT) pass in order to continue with the second semester of the program. Beyond the second semester, you must have a Level 1 (highest level) OECT pass in order to continue in the program. To ensure a test time, you should register for the OECT well in advance of the PFF application deadline.
To apply to the PFF program submit:
- Visit PD@ISU website to complete the online PFF application.
- A current vita
- A letter of recommendation from an Iowa State University tenure-track faculty member
*Applications are due by March 1 for the fall semester PFF class.*
Note: if you have previously applied to the PFF program, please re-submit all materials for the new application cycle.
PFF Program Resources for Continuing Participants
PFF Forms are available on the PD@ISU website
Forms Required Every Semester
Participants Enrolled in Gr St 586
Participants Enrolled in Gr St 587 and 588
- Gr St 587 Signup Form
- Gr St 587 Project Proposal Form
- Gr St 587 Teaching Observation Agreement Form
- Gr St 588 Signup Form
- Gr St 588 Project Proposal Form
- PFF Letter of Recommendation Request Form
For more information please contact:
Karen M Bovenmyer
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – PFF
3024 Morrill Hall