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Shamini Dias, PhD 
Jeremy Schnieder, PhD 
Preparing Future Faculty
Claremont Graduate University
135 E 12th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-6225 l

Welcome to PFF Welcome to PFF


Preparing Future Faculty programs and services:

The PFF Certificate in College Teaching. This is our flagship program. The Certificate helps you develop pedagogical knowledge and skills for teaching in post-secondary settings. It also helps you develop a robust teaching portfolio that can serve you in your job search and beyond. You can earn the PFF Certificate through a flexible, self-paced Open Workshops Pathway or through the PFF Courses.

Workshops. We offer 21 workshops each semester. Our workshops cover teaching and learning theory, practice, and design. If you are not working toward the PFF Certificate but are interested in developing your knowledge and skills as a teacher-scholar, you may attend the workshops on an ad hoc basis. All workshops are open to CGU students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as to the 7Cs community.

Personalized Consultation. Do you need help with your teaching? Your syllabus? Your lesson plan? Your rubric? Your teaching portfolio? Even if you are not working toward the PFF Certificate, our consultation services are always open to you. The PFF consultation system is free to all CGU students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  And you can meet with a PFF Fellow in-person, via Skype, or via our e-mail review system. Upload teaching related documents such as lesson plans, syllabi, etc. for review by a PFF Fellow.

Who Should Participate:

PFF is for you if you are:
1. preparing for a career in teaching in academic settings or outside of academia and want to build a strong portfolio of teaching tools.
2. already teaching or are an experienced teacher and want to engage with a community of like-minded teachers to continue improving your work. 
3. preparing for a career in any setting where you will consult, coach, and lead others in learning. We welcome students from the Drucker School of Management as well as from Art Business, Arts Management, Human Resource Development, Music, and Art.


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