Pratt joins Scholars at Risk Network

Posted on November 29, 2016

Pratt has joined the Scholars at Risk Network with the help of Associate Provost Donna Heiland. The Senate recommended at its November 28, 2016 meeting, and we are looking for faculty who want to get more involved. Details are coming soon. Please contact Senate President Chris Sula if you are interested.

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Nominations open for two Senate committees and two Institute committees; close Nov 18

Posted on November 2, 2016

The Academic Senate seeks nominations for Distinguished Teacher Award Committee Members Faculty Development Fund Committee Members Campus Safety Advisory Committee Members (faculty only), and an alternate for the Institute Diversity Steering Committee Background on these positions is below. Senate constituents (faculty, chairs, assistant chairs, and staff who teach) are eligible to nominate within the specific eligibility rules ...

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Nov 15 Plenary meeting to address Presidential search & diversity and inclusion; all are invited

Posted on November 2, 2016

The Academic Senate will hold its Fall Plenary meeting on November 15, 2016 at 12:30pm in the Alumni Reading Room, Library 3rd Floor. This meeting is convened jointly with the President and Provost to report on Senate activities and discuss education and governance at the Institute. All Senate constituents (faculty, chairs, assistant chairs, and staff who teach) are invited. The fall Plenary will include discussions of the Presidential search ...

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Senate launches discussion website for policy proposals

Posted on October 24, 2016

Senate constituents are invited to visit the new policy community comment website, Discuss, where members of the Pratt community can read and comment on pending policies being reviewed by the Senate's Academic Policy Committee (APC). The APC is currently reviewing the Academic Integrity Policy and the Attendance Policy, which you may comment on here by Nov 2 at 6pm: http://prattsena...

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RSVP for Faculty Week (March 28–April 1)

Posted on March 23, 2016

The Academic Senate is pleased to sponsor Faculty Week, to be held from March 28 to April 1, to discuss the latest revisions in the Bylaws of the Academic Senate and upcoming elections (nominate at Lunch will be provided from Monday through Thursday at the Brooklyn campus, and dinner on Friday evening at the Manhattan campus, as follows: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 28–30): Faculty Lunchroom, 12:30...

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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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