Announcements


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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Oral History Project

Posted on November 22, 2013

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the Oral History Project (OHP), a new initiative that will record the stories of individuals of interest and importance in the history of Pratt Institute. The OHP also will collect materials on historical moments and on architecture, art and design movements in which the Institute played a role. It is designed not only to initiate recordings, vignettes, and portraits of relevant individuals and events, ...

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Strengthening The Faculty’s Role in Curriculum

Posted on November 22, 2013

Meeting of the Academic Senate, Pratt Institute Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Steuben 215, 12:50 to 2 PM Please RSVP here AGENDA Recognizing & Strengthening the Role of the Faculty in Curriculum A Joint Union-Senate Statement This is to announce and invite your participation in the continued discussion about the role of the faculty in curriculum. This will take place at the next and last regular Senate meeting on Tuesday, December 3, from ...

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Response to Proposed UG Curriculum Guidelines

Posted on November 20, 2013

Response to Proposed Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines [2-page PDF] Approved by the Senate on November 19, 2013 The Academic Senate welcomes the opportunity to review and comment on the Administration’s proposed Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines (“Proposed Guidelines”). We thank all faculty, staff and administrators who took part in this collaborative and unprecedented Institute-wide dialogue. During a six week period, the Senate ...

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UG Curriculum Guidelines receive over 200 comments

Posted on November 5, 2013

More than 200 comments from 65 commenters (based on IP address) have been received on the draft Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines proposed by the Office of the Provost. Many comments were received during and after Faculty Week II (October 21–25) and the All-Institute Report (October 29). The discussion continues on Wednesday, November 6 at 5:15 pm in the Alumni Reading room (3rd Floor of Library) [meeting Agenda here]. Click the image ...

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Roundtable Hosted by Senate & President Schutte

Posted on November 5, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Alumni Reading Room, 3rd Floor of Library 5:15 pm onward [doors open at 5] A G E N D A 5:15 pm - Welcome and introductions (by Jenny Lee and President Tom Schutte) 5:18 pm - Open discussion TOPICS UG Curriculum Guidelines, School of Art & Design, proposed by the Provost. The Guidelines for UG Curriculum propose changes affecting all undergraduate programs in the School of Art and Design and include revisions ...

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Senate & President Schutte Host All-Institute Report Oct 29

Posted on October 29, 2013

12:30 to 2 PM, Tuesday, October 29 ISC 101-A (next to Copy Center) President Thomas F. Schutte will join faculty and department chairs to discuss issues affecting the Institute’s governance and curriculum as part of the Academic Senate's All-Institute Report on October 29. The President and Senate, in conjunction with the Pratt community, will develop the topics to be discussed in the meeting. All who attend will be able to ask questions ...

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Faculty Week 2: Oct 21-25

Posted on October 17, 2013

Buidling on the success of our inaugural Faculty Week (FW) and in response to popular demand, the Academic Senate is pleased to sponsor FW 2, which will be a series of non-stop pizza parties during the week of October 21-25. Agenda The main topic for discussion is the  UG Curriculum Guidelines proposed by the Provost.  The Guidelines propose changes affecting all undergraduate programs in the School of Art and Design and include revisions ...

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