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In 1994 the Graduate School at Howard University joined with institutional partners throughout the American higher education community to transform doctoral education into a fully professional program of training. Organized initially by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, with funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the program that became known as “Preparing Future Faculty” (PFF) found its purpose in the recognition that doctoral education remained incomplete.
The Howard University PFF program prepares students to enter the nation's professoriate. The program presents an integrated view of the roles of a professional academic through such activities as the following:
Applications to PFF are collected on a rolling basis each semester.
Applying students should either email or submit hard copies of the following information:
Bloom's Taxonomy and Critical Thinking Bloom's Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains. One of these is the cognitive domain which emphasizes intellectual outcomes. The key words used and the type of questions asked may aid in the establishment and encouragement of critical thinking, especially in the higher levels.
Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions Strategies, ideas, and examples to help you craft on-line discussion questions to achieve specific learning outcomes.
Although it is not a requirement of the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program, many students who are in PFF and interested in teaching after graduation choose to complete the Graduate Certificate in College and University Faculty Preparation. This certificate program helps student to gain experience with and knowledge of teaching in the post-secondary environment.
For more information about this program please visit The Graduate Certificate in College and University Faculty Preparation Website.
Gwendolyn S. Bethea, Ph.D.
4th & College Streets NW, #310
Washington, D.C. 20059
Date: February 10, 2017
Speaker: Elizabeth Ricks, PhD