The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is a national movement to transform the way aspiring faculty members are prepared for their careers. CGS first supported the development of graduate students aspiring to faculty careers through its involvement in promoting the diffusion of Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) programs (1993-2003). PFF and other, similar programs now provide doctoral students, as well as some master’s and postdoctoral students, with opportunities to observe and experience faculty responsibilities at a variety of academic institutions with varying missions, diverse student bodies, and different expectations for faculty.
As faculty roles and responsibilities evolve, CGS continues to work with universities to expand and enhance programs to prepare graduate students for faculty careers.
This active project focuses on the development of model approaches to preparing graduate students to assess undergraduate learning.
From 1993-2003, CGS collaborated with universities, disciplinary societies, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities to develop and foster programs to prepare graduate students for the full variety of faculty roles and responsibilities.
As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
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