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Certificate Policies Certificate Policies


These policies apply to all workshops that you would like to count toward the PFF Certificate in College Teaching. 


If there are too many people to fit in the session, participants who registered/RSVPed first will be given priority. You can register on our website.


The following CGU forms are needed in the PFF Certificate Program:

  • Change of Degree Form when enrolling in the program.
  • Intent to Receive Degree/Certificate Form in the semester you are completing the PFF Certificate.
  • Final Approval Form during the Exit Interview when you complete the PFF Certificate.

See the CGU website to see when forms are due to graduate with the Certificate ( and to download the forms ( The timing of this submission determines if your Certificate will be issued in Spring, Summer, or Fall.

Session Attendance

Session attendance is tracked through sign-in sheets. It is very important that you sign in at every session so that we are able to give you credit for attendance. You must also attend the entire session in order for you to receive attendance credit, even if you have signed in.

For summer intensives, if you register for a Module and miss more than one session, your student account will be charged a $50 fee.


Everyone enrolled in the PFF Certificate Program has a PFF Fellow peer-advisor. You will be notified who your advisor is in the welcome email you receive after enrolling. You can also email if you ever forget your advisor's name or email.

Your advisor's primary goal is to support you in sustaining engagement and moving your work forward toward completing the Certificate. Please get to know them and work with them to stay on track and make progress.

  • Your advisor will periodically email you to check-in and remind you of deadlines.
  • They will provide feedback on your Portfolio review and your drafts.
  • They are your point person for information, resources, and advice on your work and progress through the program.

While your advisor is your primary point of contact, please do not hesitate to contact the PFF administrator at or any other member of the PFF team if you have any concerns or questions.

Making Progress

The PFF Certificate Program is designed to be completed over the course of two semesters. To assist you in achieving this goal, submitting your assignments four weeks after attending the related modules will ensure that you receive consistent and timely feedback and prevent delays or restarts. That said, we realize that your timeline may need adjustment on occasion, and your PFF advisor will work with you to make those adjustments. We are invested in your success in this program, and the PFF team is ready to support you.

Deadline For Certificate Items

Portfolio Review links are due one week after each Module's sessions are over. This critical step allows us to give you feedback to ensure you are prepared to continue building the Certificate items you began during the module sessions.  Maintaining your Portfolio as you move through the modules will make it much easier on yourself, and much easier to submit for review one week after each module is finished.

All other assignments for Modules 1 and 2 are due four weeks after each Module's sessions are finished.

There are no deadlines for Module 3 or Capstone assignments, as by this time, you are working independently with your peer advisor to complete the program.

Please note: If you are not able to submit your item drafts in time, we will not be able to give you the timely feedback you need to revise your drafts and complete your items. Since this is a drafting process, we encourage you to submit your items no matter how rough your drafts are; this is a concrete step toward finishing.


Items are marked Incomplete while you are in the drafting process. Incomplete is not a negative assessment, it is only a placeholder to show that you are working on your drafts (Canvas doesn't have a "draft" option in feedback). Once your item has been developed to completion as you work with the PFF team, we will direct you to submit your final formatted copy to the assignment in the Capstone Module for our records.

Our commitment to you is to provide timely feedback that you can apply to revise and move your drafts to completion. Our goal is to give you feedback to your drafts within 15 business days of your submission.

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