PFF Courses

To complete the Preparing Future Faculty certificate, you must register for and pass the two courses below.

Teaching Effectiveness (PD8041) must be completed before a Mentoring Agreement Contract will be approved. Students with special circumstances should send a request with rationale to, and the PFF coordinator will forward these requests to the PFF director.

Teaching Effectiveness

Teaching Effectiveness covers the theory and practice of effective, learning-focused teaching at the college level, including how to establish student learning goals, develop a syllabus, use diverse approaches to teaching and assess student learning. All participants will develop an electronic teaching portfolio.

Course Code: PD8041
Three graduate (semester) credits, pass/fail
Offered fall semester

Academic Job Search

This course offers a broad and diverse view of the academic job market, including the different kinds of institutions (from community college to research university) and the implications of those market segments for faculty careers. The course also offers practical insights into and guidance for assessing job openings, applying for jobs and interviewing.

Course Code: PD8042
Two graduate (semester) credits, pass/fail
Offered spring semester