Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program


Preparing Future Faculty

PFF students

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, coordinated by the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, was modeled after the national PFF movement. The program was launched at Auburn University in 2005. The goal is to prepare future faculty to meet the challenges of the 21st century by increasing Auburn University graduate student readiness to assume faculty roles, to understand the expectations and functional realities of faculty life, to develop wider institutional and personal networks, and to make graduate study even more responsive to disciplinary and professional needs.

Doctoral students from all disciplines at Auburn University are eligible to participate in the program. Most students opt to participate in their final or penultimate years of study in order to get the maximum benefits from the professional development experiences and to prepare job search materials under the guidance and support of PFF faculty.



Coursework – PFF Fellows enroll in two 1-credit courses (Pass / Fail) that address a variety of topics related to academic careers. The class will meet once a week on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:50 p.m. in the new Mell Classroom building, room 3350.

Professional Development Workshops – PFF Fellows attend at least 6 Biggio Center seminars and workshops or other events during the year that relate to teaching and learning in higher education.

Enroll – To enroll in the program, register for GRAD 8940 (Fall) and GRAD 8950 (Spring).


Previous Cohorts

Last modified: March 3, 2017