Academy of Future Faculty

The Academy for Future Faculty (AFF) supported by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and the Center for Teaching Excellence offers a variety of seminars, workshops and activities supporting professional development in teaching, research, and service. Seminars topics in teaching include learning outcomes and the course development cycle, syllabus design, teaching methodology, active learning strategies, and many others. Graduate students and postdocs can complete a one-year program and receive the Academy for Future Faculty Fellow Certificate.


  • Engage in a semester long learning community (held in the Fall and Spring)

  • Participate in weekly professional development workshops about college teaching

  • Observe faculty teaching

  • Create a curriculum vitae (CV) and statement of teaching philosophy for your portfolio

  • Earn a certificate and attend the annual AFF Fellows award ceremony

Open to graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars.

  • CIRTL Associate Certificate – Academy for Future Faculty Fellow

Visit the AFF program page for more information -