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We wanted to understand the difference PFF makes for U of M alums in terms of the academic job search and their early career successes and satisfactions, so we surveyed our University of Minnesota alumni. According to their responses, PFF has indeed made a difference! Being part of PFF helped respondents get their jobs and has helped them do their jobs well. Read on for an overview of what PFF alums say.
What difference did PFF make on the job search?
When asked about their job search experience, the majority of alumni reported that the PFF experience was valuable in preparing them for productively completing the job search, and realistically carrying out their new faculty roles while being a supportive and productive colleague.
What impact did PFF have on what you do in the classroom?
Like the "Quick Starters" in Robert Boice's study of new faculty, PFF alumni report time-effective preparation for classes they will teach (far less time than the average new faculty member reports) while getting higher than average ratings on student evaluations.
What impact does PFF have on job satisfaction?
While 77% of faculty nation-wide report they are at least satisfied with their jobs, 92% of PFF alums report they are at least satisfied, with more than 63% reporting levels of more than satisfied or very satisfied.