Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals Program

Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) engages current IUPUI graduate students and postdoctoral fellows* in a full range of career options, responsibilities, and mentoring in academic and non-academic careers through year round programming. This includes our annual fall “Pathways” conference. The PFF track provides participants targeted seminars and hands-on activities related to research, teaching and service.

The PFP track provides career awareness, and management through outcome-based activities for the versatile use of their degrees. PFFP collaborates with campus offices, various higher education institutions, and industry partners and complements professional development activities and programs within the IUPUI schools and departments.

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*Indiana University School of Medicine Ph.D. students cannot begin the PFFP program until they have selected a permanent Ph.D. program and joined the laboratory of a permanent faculty mentor, typically in the second year.

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Save the Date for the annual PFFP Pathways Conference 2014, November 7, 2014.

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PFFP Assessment Fellowship

Current IUPUI graduate and professional students and PostDocs interested in faculty careers are eligible to apply for the Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals Assessment Fellowship to enhance graduate student skills and understanding of assessment of undergraduate learning.

Deadline: February 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. Apply Now!

The PFFP Assessment Fellows will spend nine months, March-December 2014, developing an operational knowledge of learning theory and framework for the scholarship of teaching and learning; cultivating an assessment toolkit that includes how to articulate learning goals, select and create the appropriate tools and strategies to achieve learning goals; and use the information to enhance outcomes at the individual, course and program level. Four fellows from multiple disciplines will be selected for this pilot program funded by the Council of Graduate Schools Preparing Future Faculty to Assess Student Learning through grants from the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and the Teagle Foundation. Fellows receive transcripted course credit with tuition courtesy, registration for selected professional development conferences, conference presentation and publication development, teaching and mentorship opportunities through the community of practice leaders, and certificate of fellowship participation. If selected students in the Purdue School of Science are eligible to count this fellowship towards their teaching requirement. The 2014 Faculty Community of Practice Leaders: Dr. Kathy Marrs (Biology) and Leslie L. Miller (University College).

Online Question & Answer-Friday, February 21, 2014:    
Contact: NaShara Mitchell, Director, Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals program, 317.278.4331