– What we do –


Support scholarship and academic activities through the Faculty Development Fund and Academic Initiatives Fund

Curriculum Review

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

Faculty Handbook

Maintain academic policies and procedures through the Faculty Handbook

Faculty Awards

Coordinate nominations and recommend faculty for the annual Distinguished Teacher Award and Research Recognition Award


Nominate faculty and chairs for Board positions and Institute committees

Follow @prattsenate on Twitter

Packed house at today's plenary meeting on campus master planning

Inaugural Research Recognition Award winner Prof. Deborah Schneiderman in conversation with President Frances Bronet and Associate Provost Allison Druin in the Fall/Winter 19 issue of Prattfolio https://issuu.com/prattinstitute/docs/prattfolio_fallwinter2019/3


First study on the effects of mindfulness on graduate students says it has significant benefits https://ihenow.com/350O9HK

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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.