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Join us for another webinar- Beyond Teaching and Research Part I: Service & Committees. This webinar will take place virtually on Zoom tomorrow- Wednesday, November 9th from 12:00pm-1:00pm PST. Moderator: M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences
Faculty Panelists:
Melissa Rogers, Division of Politics & Economics
Jessica Clague DeHart, School of Community and Global Health
Joshua Goode, School of Arts & Humanities
Deborah Faye Carter, School of Educational Studies. Check the link to register:


Join us tomorrow, Wednesday October the 26th, for our next webinar: Research Management Software Part 2: How to organize your research notes with Zotero. The webinar will take place from noon until 1pm PT. Please register at this link:


Join us for a PFF webinar tomorrow- Research Management Software Part 1: How to Use Zotero. This webinar will take place on zoom from 12:00pm- 1:00pm PT. This webinar is hosted by PFF fellow Jonathan Aragon. A part 2 covering Zotero in further detail will take place the following Wednesday. Sign up for both on our PFF webpage here:


Join PFF and CPD for a joint webinar on Diversity Statements! This will take place Friday, October 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow and Career & Professional Development. Register on the PFF events page with Handshake here:


“TA roles: What to Expect and What is Expected”, a PFF webinar hosted by Gloria Gonzalez-Morales. This webinar will be held tomorrow, September 7th from noon until 1pm Pacific on Zoom. Register at


What is PFF? PFF or “Preparing Future Faculty” is a program at CGU that aims to assist students who look to one day serve as educators, leaders, or administrators at educational institutions. We offer a variety of free resources, including educational webinars, workshops, and a PFF College Teaching Certificate. Please visit our webpage for more at


Join us for a pff webinar- Basics of Teaching Philosophy Statements. This will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, 4:30pm-5:30pm PST.
Host: Jessi Knippel, PFF Fellow, Co-Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow. Sign up here:


PFF Presents a webinar: “How to use Peer Reviews in Class”. This will take place on Thursday, July 14, from 12:00pm-1:00pm PST.
Host: Shamini Dias, Title: Director of Transdisciplinary Curriculum and Special Projects. Join us then! Register at


June 19th is Juneteenth. Acknowledge history, support justice, celebrate freedom. How does your pedagogy support Black students?


PFF courses are zero unit, free courses that are available to students and alumni alike. Two of the courses can be taken in order to obtain the PFF College Teaching Certificate. Although these classes are zero units, they do require as much work as a standard graduate course. For more information on our courses, please visit the PFF webpage or schedule an appointment with a PFF fellow.


During Pride Month 2022, we ask that educators consider how their policies support or exclude their LGBTQ+ students. All students are worthy of welcoming, accessible learning.


Congratulations to those students who graduated in 2022!
Wishing you the best on your journey.


There’s still space in both sections of PFF 531 for the summer! Sign up now to take the second and final course required for the PFF College Teaching Certificate!


Join us tomorrow, Saturday the 30th from 12:00pm until 1:00pm for a PFF webinar: Learning to Lead: Linkages between Adult Learning and Leadership Development hosted by PFF Fellow Liz Cardenas! Register at the following link:


Are you a CGU alumni? CGU alumni can still take the PFF college teaching courses and can still receive a College teaching certificate! CGU alumni can also come to PFF webinars and events!


A new PFF webinar will take place tomorrow- Saturday: The Best Teaching Advice I Received: What It Was and How to Implement It. Saturday, April 9, 11:00am-12:00pm PST
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow.


A new PFF webinar will take place this coming Saturday: The Best Teaching Advice I Received: What It Was and How to Implement It. Saturday, April 9, 11:00am-12:00pm PST
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow.


Graduate Student Appreciation Week! Make a bookmark- Take a bookmark.
Hosted by Preparing Future Faculty with the Center for Writing and Rhetoric and the Career Development Office.
Wednesday, April 6th. 1-3pm.
The Backyard @135 12th street.

Join us to celebrate YOU at this creative community event!


On this Transgender Day of Visibility we acknowledge the many ways educators might support transgender students and ask that these methodologies take priority.


Wondering how to write a Teaching Philosophy Statement? Have questions about the College Teaching Certificate offered at CGU? Schedule an appointment with a PFF fellow! Appointments are free and available to students and alumni alike and give you the chance to ask questions you may have about careers in pedagogy and leadership. Visit to schedule an appointment.


Please join us for an upcoming PFF webinar: Place-Based Pedagogies: Integrating Place in Learning. This will take place on Friday, March 25, 12:00-1:00pm PST.
Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow. See the link to register:


Did you Know? The Teaching Certificate can be obtained by a CGU student or alumni regardless of major. If you are interested in teaching courses of any subject, the Teaching Certificate is right for you! The Teaching Certificate is also ideal for those looking to work in training or leadership careers outsider academia.


Check out the PFF podcast today! Listed as "Preparing Future Faculty at Claremont Graduate University" on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Amazon music, and more! Visit for links to our podcast.


Things educators and future educators should consider to build a better pedagogy this Black History Month:
Center diversity in the readings you require.
When teaching history, teach it with accuracy.
Listen to your Black students and prioritize their needs.
Be an anti-racist educator.


An upcoming PFF webinar: Diversity Statement 101: The Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Friday, February 11, 12:00-1:00pm PST. Host: Liz Cardenas, PFF Fellow. Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow. Please see the link for registration:


The PFF appointment scheduler is free for all CGU students. Have questions about a career in management, education, job training, or other pedagogical careers? Want to know more about the Teaching Certificate? Schedule an appointment today!





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