The mission of the UAlbany Future Faculty Leadership Council (FFLC) is to create successful faculty members by empowering UAlbany graduate students to enter the job market and progress through the tenure process with confidence. This will be accomplished via peer support of the following:
A)The orchestration of professionalization efforts across departments through the sharing of information and best practices in:
1. Job seeking, interviewing, portfolios, etc., across departments and disciplines
2. Teaching and course design in higher educational settings
3. Scholarly productivity and time management
B) Encouraging networking and cross-campus communication and collaboration
C) The continued assessment of student needs
To accomplish this mission, the FFLC takes on both small scale projects in our home departments and larger projects for the whole graduate student community. Examples of such projects are brown bag lunches to discuss the job market and workshops on dual hiring situations (e.g. two faculty members hired together). In the future we hope to grow these projects to meet the needs of more graduate students.