Announcements


Nominations for first Academic Service Award due Feb 28

Posted on February 14, 2022

All Senate constituents are invited to submit nominations for the first Academic Service Award through Feb 28, 2022. This award will be presented annually to a faculty, chair, assistant/associate chair, or staff member who demonstrates cumulative and ongoing contributions to service (broadly defined). For more information on criteria, eligibility, and the nomination form, see prattsenate.org/asa

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Voter guide available for upcoming Senate elections—Spring 2022

Posted on February 10, 2022

The Senate has prepared a voter guide for the upcoming election for the next three-year Senate term (2022-23 – 2024-25). The guide has an overview of the Senate, candidate statements, and instructions on voting. Complete information on Senate elections is also available at prattsenate.org/elections

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Designs invited for the Distinguished Teacher medal, 2022–23

Posted on November 15, 2021

All Pratt students are invited to submit designs for the Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA) Medal by March 20, 2022. $350 will be awarded to the winner, who will be featured in the DTA Medal archive. This will include images of the winning medal and fabrication process. The DTA celebrates exceptional teaching and recognizes the recipients commitment to Pratt's students and mission. The goal for the medal design is to ...

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New curricular review policy in effect

Posted on August 30, 2021

The 2021–22 academic year begins with a new curricular review policy in effect, which outlines processes at the department, school, and Institute levels and provides guidelines for establishing the membership and duties of curriculum committees at each level. This policy was developed by the Office the Provost and reviewed by the Academic Senate and its Academic Policy Committee last year, with input from constituents. Central to the ...

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Designs invited for the Distinguished Teacher medal, 2021–22

Posted on March 2, 2021

All Pratt students are invited to submit designs for the Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA) Medal by March 21st 2021. $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. The DTA celebrates exceptional teaching and recognizes the recipients commitment to Pratts students and mission. The goal for the Medal ...

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Resources for Fall 2020 semester

Posted on August 17, 2020

Welcome back to Pratt. We hope you are healthy and well as we are about to begin the fall term. This semester will be unlike any before: campus access has changed, residence halls are closed, and most classes will meet fully online, with others meeting in-person occasionally for essential activities.  Included below—and on the Senate Resources page—are resources to help you prepare for the upcoming semester. We chose these links ...

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Update from the Senate on COVID–19

Posted on March 30, 2020

Dear Colleagues, As we begin this week of online teaching, I write to offer the solidary and support of the Academic Senate. The transition to online teaching brings a number of complex challenges, many of which are addressed at pratt.edu/onlineteaching. General information about the Institute’s response to COVID–19 is available at pratt.edu/coronavirus. Over the past weeks, the Executive Committee has been working through mechanisms ...

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Student designs invited for the Distinguished Teacher 2020–21 medal and past DTA medals

Posted on February 19, 2020

All Pratt students are invited to submit designs for the Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA) Medal by March 24th April 10, 2020. The winner will be awarded $350 and the design will be featured on the DTA website. This year we are also asking for medal design submissions for past Distinguished Teacher winners, including: Andrew Lenaghan, 2015 (Foundation)Eric Wong, 2010 (Undergraduate Architecture)Floyd Hughes, 2008 (Underg...

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Fall & Winter Meetings on Campus Master Planning

Posted on November 25, 2019

All Senate constituents (faculty, chairs, assistant chairs, teaching staff) are invited to attend two special meetings to discuss campus master planning: Tues, Dec 10, 2019 — Interactive focus groupsTues, Jan 28, 2020 — Discussion of concept alternatives Both meetings will take place from 12:30–2pm in the Alumni Reading Room, Library 3rd Floor. Please RSVP by Friday, Dec 6 so we have an accurate count for ...

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Fall Plenary on Curriculum Review & Institute Learning Goals – Dec 10

Posted on October 16, 2019

NOTE: This event has been postponed to the spring semester, given urgency and interest in campus master planning. Special meetings will be held on Dec 10, 2019 and Jan 28, 2020. Learn more. On December 10, 2019, the Academic Senate will host its Fall Plenary, an open meeting held each semester with the Institute President and Provost to discuss education and governance. The upcoming plenary will focus on two topics: Curriculum review (at ...

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