Preparing Future Faculty Program

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program assists graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in developing teaching skills and exploring the faculty role at the college or university level. You'll discuss learning theory and strategies, develop teaching skills, create classroom and job search materials, and work with faculty from a range of institutional types. By completing the program, you can expect to gain a realistic perspective on the skills required for success as a faculty member. 

Core Courses

During Spring 2022, all Preparing Future Faculty courses will be delivered remotely, with asynchronous work in Canvas and synchronous Zoom meetings.     

To receive a letter of recognition and certificate of program participation, you’ll complete the program’s two core courses:

  • GRAD 8101: Teaching in Higher Education
    • Spring 2022, Class 58878, Section 001, Synchronous Online, Wednesdays 5:00–7:00 p.m.
    • Spring 2022, Class 58879, Section 002, Synchronous Online, Thursdays 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    • Spring 2022, Class 68882, Section 003, Synchronous Online, Fridays 9:00–11:30 a.m.                     
  • GRAD 8200: Practicum for Future Faculty
    • Spring 2022, Class 68799, Section 001, Synchronous Online, 1:00–3:30 p.m. on the following four Tuesdays: 1/25; 2/22; 3/22; and 4/19.

Elective Courses

You may also register for electives, online GRAD 8200 courses:

Non-degree students and Postdocs

Non-degree students and postdocs are welcome to enroll. Learn more about registration for non-degree students and postdocs.


Contact the PFF Program coordinator, Bill Rozaitis with questions.