– What we do –
Support scholarship and academic activities through the Faculty Development Fund and Academic Initiatives Fund
Facilitate review of programs and required courses through the Institute Curriculum Committee
Host a community comment website for discussion of draft policies and other documents
Maintain academic policies and procedures through the Faculty Handbook
Coordinate nominations and recommend faculty for annual awards
Distinguished Teacher Award
Research Recognition Award
Academic Service Award
Nominate faculty and chairs for Board positions and Institute committees
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About the Senate
The Academic Senate is a shared governance body representing faculty, chairs, and teaching staff at Pratt Institute. The Senate advises the Board of Trustees and administration, and its main responsibilities include academic policy review, curriculum review, funding opportunities, and nominations and elections for various positions, including nominating Pratt’s annual Distinguished Teacher and Research Recognition Award.
The Senate meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters to hear reports, vote on actions, and hold elections for open positions (see minutes). The Senate also convenes a Plenary meeting with the Institute President and Provost once each semester. Members of the Pratt community are welcome to attend Senate meetings.