The Senate convenes five standing committees that include senators and other constituents from across the Institute:
- Academic Policy Committee (APC), which reviews policies procedures and makes recommendations to the Senate
- Institute Curriculum Committee (ICC), which reviews new and revised programs and required courses, makes recommendations to the Provost, and reports them at Senate meetings
- Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA) Committee, which reviews nominations for the annual Distinguished Teacher Award and recommends candidates to the Senate
- Faculty Development Fund (FDF) Committee, which reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Provost for Faculty Development Fund awards
- Research Recognition Award (RRA) Committee, which reviews nominations for the annual Research Recognition Award and recommends candidates to the Senate
- Academic Service Award (ASA) Committee, which reviews nominations for the annual Academic Service Award and recommends candidates to the Senate
- Institute Assessment Committee, which reviews program assessment plans and annual reports
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) Committee, which convenes to gather, discuss, and present constituents concerns regarding AI
- Student Success Committee, which identifies and reviews institute wide programming, policies and procedures that play an important role in student success
- Senate Research Committee, which gathers, discusses, and presents constituents concerns regarding research at Pratt. The special committee will focus on issues of policy, support, and the place of research at Pratt.
The Senate is led by an Executive Committee of four officers (President, Financial Officer, Information Officer, and Outreach Officer) and a Steering Committee made up of the four officers, committee chairs, and other delegates elected by the Senate. A non-voting Parliamentarian assists the Senate and its committees on issues of shared governance and procedure.
The Senate also nominates faculty and chairs for