CRLT is accepting applications through February 25 for the May PFF Seminar, which you can learn more about here. In this guest post, English and Women’s Studies joint Ph.D. student Cat Cassel reflects upon her experiences in the seminar last spring.
Every May, Rackham and CRLT co-sponsor the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) seminar, providing graduate students from across campus important information about preparing for a faculty career trajectory. I participated in the seminar last year and came away with several valuable insights:
a deeper understanding of the role of faculty in the context of higher education
an arsenal of knowledge, tools, and tips for effective teaching, and
a broader sense of the different kinds of faculty career paths available.
Below I highlight two facets of the seminar that were especially useful in helping me feel equipped to face the rigors of future faculty life.
CAMPUS VISIT: Seminar participants have the option of visiting Albion College, Eastern Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and University of Toledo. I chose to visit Kalamazoo since both my undergraduate and graduate educations have been at large R1 institutions and I wanted to see what campus life at a small liberal arts college looked like. Read more »