The Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network (COPFFN)
The GTP established the Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network (COPFFN) in 1997 to advance and support the national PFF initiative's mission of exposing future faculty to a variety of postsecondary institutions. To this end, COPFFN, in collaboration with the COPFFN Advisory Board, maintains close working relationships with many colleges and universities. These inter-institutional relationships have worked on four national grants and supported numerous site visits, collaborative technology research projects (through the Provost Fellows for Technology), and faculty mentorships (including COPFFN Fellows and the Provost Fellows for the Libraries) with graduate students in the network. The annual COPFFN Forum (Past COPFFN Forums) each spring provides opportunities for partner campus faculty and graduate students to meet each other, share ideas, and discuss fellows' presentations on their projects and mentorship experiences.