2008 PFF Certificate Requirements
Students who entered a graduate program at ODU or another PFF-affiliated institution prior to Fall 2011 can earn the PFF Certificate by fulfilling the following requirements. To earn the PFF Certificate a student must 1) complete one teaching-related experience as described below, and 2) attend at least five approved academic career related events, two of which must be PFF sponsored events. Please note that general lectures or talks hosted by the University do not ordinarily fulfill the second requirement.
The teaching-related experience requirement may be fulfilled by any of the following:
- Serve as a Teaching Assistant (teaching a course or serving as a TA for a lecture, discussion group, or lab class)
- Complete the Certificate on College Teaching offered by the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
- Attend the ODU GTA Institute (open primarily to funded GTAs)
- Work under a teaching mentor for one semester (giving guest lectures and visiting classrooms at ODU and other institutions)
- Attend an education conference in your discipline (e.g., Virginia Association of Science Teachers)
- Enroll in or audit a course on teaching in your discipline (e.g., PSYC 815, HIED 845, 847, 859, 893, CCL 826 or other approved courses)
Required attendance at five academic career-related events may be fulfilled by the following:
- Attend at least 2 PFF sponsored events. Two PFF sponsored events are offered each semester. You may use more than 2 PFF events to fulfill the requirement of five events.
- The remaining three events may be any of the following non-PFF workshops or activities:
- Attend workshops offered by the Office of Research (Grant Proposal Development, Developing Strategies for Successful Health and Biomedical Sciences Grant Submission, Community of Science Workshop, etc.)
- Attend workshops offered by ODU Library entitled "Plagiarism: Understanding, Preventing & Detecting It" or "Graduate Assistant Workshop: Essential Library Services/Put the Library to Work for You".
- Attend Faculty Development workshops offered by the Center for Learning Technologies (CLT) that are related to the use of technology in teaching. CLT workshops on using mediated classrooms do no meet this requirement.
- Attend professional workshops offered at conferences or at ODU (e.g., Latex for scientific writing offered by the Physics Graduate Student Association).
- Serve as a student representative on a departmental, college, or University committee