Announcements


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Medal Design Competition

Posted on February 10, 2016

All Pratt students are invited to submit designs for the Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA) Medal by March 25.  $350 will be awarded to the winner, who will be featured on the DTA Medal website. This will include images of the winning Medal and fabrication process, and a video interview with the designer and their background. This competition is open to Pratt Institute students from all undergraduate and graduate departments. ...

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Welcome Pratt Faculty

Posted on August 20, 2015

The Academic Senate welcomes new and returning Pratt Faculty! Pratt's reputation as an outstanding institution of learning is generally credited to its faculty. Both Pratt students and outside evaluators cite faculty as Pratt's key strength. As members of this select group of educators, we have reason to be proud. Your Senate is elected to represent Pratt's teachers in educational matters and governance. We invite your participation in the ...

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Report on Interim Elections

Posted on April 14, 2015

Under provisions in Senate bylaws, and in accordance with Senate procedures, Pratt Institute's Academic Senate conducted interim elections for representatives to serve the remainder of the 2013-2016 term, which ends on June 30, 2016. The Senate set up electronic forms for nominations. For secret ballot electronic elections, the Senate selected Helios Voting System that insures that votes are legitimate (from an eligible voter), cast only once, ...

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Spring 2015 Senate Calendar

Posted on December 13, 2014

Spring 2015 Senate Calendar [download PDF] Pratt Institute Academic Calendar Approved by the Academic Senate, December 2, 2014 Senate retreats and special meetings shall be scheduled as needed Mon Jan 6 Close Faculty Development Fund (FDF) Mon Jan 19 Martin Luther King Day Tue Jan 20 First day of weekday classes Tue Jan 27 Senate mtg 01 Tue Feb 03 Senate committees meet Tue Feb 10 Senate mtg 02 Mon Feb 16 President's Day; ...

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Faculty Meeting on Accreditation

Posted on November 15, 2014

Meeting with the Middle States Accreditation Visiting Team Chair The Institute is undergoing reaccreditation by its regional authority, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and we invite faculty to participate.  Accreditation is designed to assure academic quality and improvement through peer review. The chair of the accreditation visiting team, Dr. Lawrence Thompson, is visiting Pratt. The Senate has scheduled a meeting of ...

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Senate Meetings Fall 2014

Posted on September 30, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to the community and are held from 12:30 to 1:50 pm, in  the Memorial Hall Basement Conference Room A (across from PI Shop). Download PDF of Senate Calendar and access Minutes Archives here. Senate Meeting 01 September 9, 2014 | ISC 101-A  | 09/09 Senate Meeting Agenda Senate Meeting 02 September  23, 2014 | ISC 101-A  |  09/23 Senate Meeting Agenda Executive Committee September 30, 2014 ...

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The Value of Art, and of Art & Design Education

Posted on April 22, 2014

Wednesday, April 23 at 5:00 Alumni Reading Room of Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn Refreshments will be available The Pratt Community is invited to attend a round table discussion and dialogue on: “The Value of Art, and of Art and Design Education.” At a time when the worth of education in the fine arts and design, and in the liberal arts, are challenged in the media and on the national stage, we at the Institute will discuss the value ...

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Senate Institute-Wide Review of Curriculum

Posted on March 18, 2014

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Faculty Week 3: Governance & Curriculum

Posted on March 14, 2014

Main Topics Governance documents The faculty's role in curriculum at the department level The main topics for discussion are the roles of faculty in governance and establishing curriculum at Pratt. The Senate is in the process of amending its bylaws in collaboration with the Board and Administration. It is critically important to get input from our constituents - faculty and staff who teach - to determine the optimal structure for their ...

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Joint Senate-Union Resolutions

Posted on December 4, 2013

Strengthening the Faculty's Role in Curriculum To insure the quality of education, the process of curriculum development must include strong faculty representation at every level, and regular consultation with support staff and administration. Faculty representatives on committees, task forces and any working group are in the best position to make informed decisions about curriculum in their areas. The role of the faculty in curricular develop...

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