University of Wisconsin–Madison

Future Faculty Partners

Future Faculty Partners are graduate students who have been formally recognized by the Teaching Academy as having demonstrated a deep interest in and commitment to higher education, and a willingness to commit to one or more years of active involvement in the Teaching Academy. They have at least one-year residence status on the UW-Madison campus, and three semesters of teaching experience (or comparable) with demonstrated teaching excellence.

Future Faculty Partners are represented on the executive committee, and meet as a group to discuss issues relevant to their teaching. Activities include guest speakers, workshops, and discussions on a variety of topics such as Teaching Assistant training, writing teaching philosophies, developing syllabi, and interviewing for jobs in higher education.

From the UW Teaching Academy bylaws:

ARTICLE III.    TEACHING ACADEMY FELLOWS AND FUTURE FACULTY PARTNERS

Section 3.  The purpose of the Future Faculty Partner (FFP) affiliation is to encourage a commitment to teaching by the next generation of college and university educators. This allows those with a continuing academic connection to UW-Madison who are engaged in graduate or professional study for a career in higher education teaching to apply to be a FFP of the Teaching Academy. Nominees are expected to have at least one-year residence status on the UW-Madison campus, three semesters of teaching experience (or comparable), and have a deep interest in and commitment to higher education including a willingness to commit to one year (preferably two years) of active involvement in the Teaching Academy. Future Faculty Partners retain their FFP status until the completion of their graduate training.  FFP have all the responsibilities and privileges of TA Fellows.