Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022!
PREPP Fellows will participate in PREPP activities during the Spring 2022 semester (January 15 - May 31, 2022)
Application Deadline: October 11, 2021
For more information about the program, attend the upcoming information session:
Virtual PREPP Information Session Friday, August 27, 202112 pm – 1:30 pmRegister Here
The PRE-Professor Program (PREPP) is designed to support CDIP Fellows's transition to faculty positions by engaging them in a semester-long program at a California State University (CSU) campus. The goal of PREPP is to immerse participants in the life of a faculty member at a comprehensive master’s granting institution. Another overarching goal is to increase the pipeline of highly competitive individuals from diverse backgrounds who apply for faculty positions to increase the diversity at CSU campuses. Thus, applicants from underrepresented groups and those who are champions of diversity are encouraged to apply. PREPP Fellows will have individual mentorship from an experienced CSULB Faculty Mentor in three broad categories: Instruction, Understanding the Campus Culture, and Service.
PREPP Fellows are partnered with a CSU Faculty Mentor who oversees the project. Fellows will learn what faculty life is like at a comprehensive master’s granting institution. Doctoral studies and postdoctoral positions prepare individuals for research and scholarship, while this program focuses on instructionally related activities (teaching, curriculum, mentoring students) and service activities associated with faculty positions. Fellows meet with department chairs and other faculty members within their discipline(s) to get their perspective on faculty life, gain teaching experience, learn about tenure and promotion requirements, and how to write teaching/diversity statements for applications to faculty positions.
Instructional activities are a broad topic that encompasses teaching and mentoring. These activities include planning for instruction, planning and teaching lessons, and mentoring students (teaching in small groups or one-on-one).
Fellows will learn how a campus runs and the role of a faculty member within the structure of a comprehensive university. First and foremost, Fellows need to learn about department life within their field(s). How does a department run, what i s expected of new faculty, and in what role(s) do junior faculty engage? These questions will be answered by participating in a variety of tasks and discussions. Campus service is explored later.
I = Instruction, M = Mentoring, C = Campus Culture, S = Service, JR = Job Readiness
Interested doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars will prepare an application and submit the following documents to be reviewed by CDIP and PREPP program faculty.
Applications are due Monday, October 11, 2021 for Spring 2022
A PDF with these instructions is available here: Application Instructions
For more program information contact Arturo Zavala at
PREPP@csulb.edu or Elizabeth Sanchez