Preparing Future Faculty is a national network of academic leaders reshaping graduate education to include preparation for the full range of faculty roles subsumed by the terms teaching, research, and service. Participants observe and experience how these responsibilities can be carried out at a wide range of academic institutions with varying missions and diverse student bodies.

Preparing Future Faculty is a collaborative effort of colleges and universities organized into clusters led by a doctoral institution. Although each cluster of institutions or departments has a different approach, all seek to give doctoral students a fuller sense of what the academic profession is like and to prepare them for what it is likely to become in the years ahead. Preparing Future Faculty, a collaborative effort of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Council of Graduate Schools, is sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Science Foundation.