ERIC Number: ED422762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Frequently Asked Questions About Preparing Future Faculty. Preparing Future Faculty. Occasional Paper No. 3.
Anderson, Howard; Gaff, Jerry G.; Pruitt-Logan, Anne S.
This paper provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program, a collaborative program that brings together clusters of doctoral and partner undergraduate institutions to plan programs that introduce graduate students to faculty life in a variety of campus environments. It discusses what new faculty members need to be prepared to do in their job, how PFF provides this preparation, how PFF benefits graduate students and faculty, how it differs from and goes beyond teaching assistant training programs, specific PFF program activities, what it takes to establish a PFF program, the need for doctoral institutions to partner with undergraduate institutions, linkages between institutions, the effects of PFF on graduate education, the problems that PFF may raise for graduate students, institutions that are currently conducting PFF programs, and how to find out more about PFF. A listing of PFF programs and contact persons is included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Faculty, Cooperative Programs, Educational Attitudes, Faculty Development, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Teaching Assistants
Preparing Future Faculty, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009; phone: 202-884-7423; fax: 202-265-9532; http://www.preparing-faculty.org ($2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.
Note: For other documents in the "Preparing Future Faculty" program, see HE 031 354-360.