Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program


The 2016-2017 program will place special emphasis on developing and practicing evidence-based teaching. The fall course will be three credits, with opportunities to continue in the spring.

The PFF application will be open through May 26, 2016. You may return your signed application as a PDF by email to, or deliver it in person or via campus mail to Dr. Pulford in the Biggio Center in 136 Foy Hall.

​We will notify applicants of their acceptance by June 8, 2016.
PFF Application


Preparing Future Faculty

PFF students

PFF Fellows solving problems

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, helping graduate students understand the expectations and functional realities of faculty life, developing wider institutional and personal networks, and making graduate study even more responsive to disciplinary and professional needs.

In Fall 2015, we welcomed the 12th cohort of PFF Fellows at Auburn. PFF is strengthening its focus on scholarly teaching with the 2016 cohort. Graduate students from all disciplines at Auburn University are eligible to participate in the program.



Discussing in PFF

PFF Fellows collaborating

Coursework: PFF students enroll in a three-credit course in the fall. The course meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 PM.

Seminars: PFF students are required to attend or assist at 8 Biggio Center seminars during the year that relate to teaching and learning in higher education.

Applications: The PFF application is posted on this page in late spring/early summer. It requires a letter of interest as well as a signature from the applicant’s major professor.