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Preparing Future Faculty
135 E. 12th St.
Claremont, CA 91711
Shamini Dias, Director
Shelby Lamar, Asst. Director


Academic Professional Dev.

Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF)


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Even though the PFF physical office is closed, all programming and services are still being offered online. We are still offering online appointments and our events and trainings as webinars.

Programs & Services

Appointments   Certificate   Events   Resources

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PFF College Teaching Certificate

The PFF College Teaching Certificate recognizes your progress through a rigorous program to develop an inclusive, student-focused pedagogy for teaching and leading in post-secondary and other professional settings. You also develop a portfolio that will serve you well in your job search and continuing professional development. When you complete the Certificate, we will list you as a PFF Scholar on our website to recognize and promote your affiliation with a community of teacher-scholars across the nation. The PFF College Teaching Certificate free for currently enrolled CGU students.

Appointments, Consultations, & Document Reviews

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

For specific help with writing please visit the Center for Writing & Rhetoric, or for help with preparing for your job search visit the Career Development Office

Resources & Lending Library

We have currated and developed resources for current and future faculty covering a wide arragy of topics from creating syllibi to classroom activities. We also have lending library with books about teaching and learning that CGU students and alumni can check out. 

Events & Webinars

We offer events each semester. See our events page for our current offerings. Our events cover teaching and learning theory, practice, and design. All sessions are open to CGU students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as to the 7Cs community.


The Partnership for the Development of Faculty in Service Learning and Community Engagement (PDF) is a joint program between the University of La Verne's Office of Civic and Community Engagement and Claremont Graduate University's (CGU) Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program. The program seeks to create opportunities for doctoral students to develop pedagogical knowledge and skills in creating and leading service learning and community engagement courses with undergraduate students. 

Who Should Participate

If you are preparing for a career in teaching in academic settings or outside of academia and want to build a strong portfolio of teaching tools.
If you are already teaching or are an experienced teacher and want to engage with a community of like-minded teachers to continue improving your work. 
If you are 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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