introductory meeting offers an overview of the PFF certificate process,
mentor-student relationships, and determining future goals and how the PFF certificate
will assist. The meeting’s goals also include cohort bonding of PFF members
from multiple disciplines to foster future interdisciplinary relations and the
opportunity to ask questions about certificate criteria.
workshop addresses the emphasis and expectations of the institution about
teaching, research, and service. Issues identified by first year faculty
members from across the nation are discussed (e.g., overwhelming demands, lack
of collegiality, advising requirements, office hours, and student time
consumption). An institutional overview will be discussed (e.g., shared
governance, university administration structure and organization, various
committee functions, etc.) as well as taking the first, yet extremely important
steps towards tenure and promotion.