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Preparing Future Faculty
Preparing Future Faculty

As part of the College of Graduate Studies Professional Development Initiative, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides dedicated instructional and pre-faculty development support for all Ph.D. students, TAs, and Post-Docs.

The purpose of the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is to provide a differentiating experience and competitive advantage for our graduate student and post-doctoral scholars entering the market, and to positively affect the teaching and learning experience of all instructional faculty and students at the University of Idaho.

Woven into the fabric of the Professional Development Initiative (PDI), the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program provides a full complement of services designed to support the professional growth and development of our graduate students and post-docs, with an emphasis on—and credentialing in—higher education pedagogy. In the span of an academic year, the PFF program provides concrete evidence of professional preparation for the academy for all U of I graduate students and post-docs.

Preparing Future Faculty

The PFF program consists of seven main features:

  • A year-long seminar culminating in a micro-credentialing in higher education pedagogy
  • Dedicated teaching mentors
  • Skilled instructional observations
  • Assistance with "job-talk" and teaching demonstration preparation and simulations
  • Exposure to diversity and inclusion policies, practices, and opportunities
  • Engagement with representatives from different institutional types
  • Individualized and collaborative support for all areas of future faculty success

The Preparing Future Faculty Seminar

Led by faculty experts in higher education pedagogy, faculty development, and course design and delivery strategies, the PFF Seminar follows a logical sequence that, while not necessarily cumulative, does follow a linear trajectory to confidence, competence, and excellence in instruction across all instructional modalities. In the span of one year, all graduate students and post-doctoral scholars will have tangible evidence of their accomplishments in teaching and learning, with an opportunity in subsequent years to explore, adapt, and adopt advanced pedagogical techniques.

Seminar ScheduleSeminar Schedule

The PFF Seminar is offered bi-weekly according to the schedule below. We are offering two tracks this year. Track 1 is offered to new TAs, Post Docs, and Grad Students. Track 2 is offered to returning TAs, Post Docs, and Grad Students--including any PFF participants from Fall 2018 - Spring 2019.

FALL 2019 Schedule
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15pm
Location: Albertson's Bldg Room 201
UI Moscow Campus, Business Bldg
NEW TAs, Post Docs, & Grads Track 1
RETURNING TAs, Post Docs, & Grads Track 2
Aug 28
Teaching for Learning
Sep 4
Working Relationships
Sep 18
Diversity & Inclusion in Teaching & Learning
Sep 25
Being Enough
Oct 9
Outcomes and Assessments
Oct 16
Integrating Research and Student Success
Oct 30
The TILT Method
Nov 6
Building a Repository for Teaching
Nov 20
Teaching & Learning with Technology
Dec 4
Teaching Philosophy and Diversity & Inclusion Statements



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