Academic Service Award (ASA)

In recognition of the important role of service among Senate constituents, the Academic Service Award is presented annually to a faculty, chair, assistant chair, or staff member who demonstrates cumulative and ongoing contributions to service (broadly defined). The recipient addresses graduates at Awards Convocation each spring.

Deadlines, 2023-24 academic year

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, deadline for nominations (see criteria and eligibility below)

Friday, March 8, 2024, (extended) deadline for acceptance of the nomination

Friday, March 8, 2024, deadline for submission of candidate materials

ASA Selection Process

(Approved by the Senate on February 8, 2022)

Established in 2022, the Academic Service Award (ASA) is presented annually in recognition of a faculty, chair, assistant chair, or teaching staff member who demonstrates cumulative and ongoing contributions to service outside of the classroom. This can include service to the School, Department, the Institute, and the community. The ASA Committee reviews nominations made by the Pratt community and recommends candidate(s) to the Senate, which grants the award. The recipient addresses graduates at Awards Convocation each spring.

Award

There will be one recipient of the award, whether an individual or a team. The Committee reserves the right to not give an award in any given year if no nominees meet the criteria. Details on award amount are available in the Senate Compensation Policy.

Criteria for the Award

The following suggested criteria for determining distinction in academic service should be used as a guideline, not as a list of requirements. Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate a combination of the following:

  1. Enduring service
    Evidence of dedicated, continued commitment to institutional service (curriculum committees, search committees, Senate committees, student advisement, attendance at Institute functions, etc.)
  2. Breadth of service
    Demonstrated service to the Department, School, the Institute, the community, or service to one’s field.
  3. Advancement of Institute priorities
    Benefit to the Pratt community as an engaged advocate, ally, colleague, and impact on the Institute mission and strategic goals. Emphasis placed on service activities that have advanced DEI efforts and student success.

For more information about Pratt Institute’s strategic priorities, please see the Pratt Strategic Plan.

Eligibility for Nomination

  • Pratt faculty (PT/FT), chairs, assistant chairs, and staff with at least 6 semesters (consecutive or nonconsecutive) at Pratt are eligible for nomination.
  • Nominations of members from groups historically underrepresented in their disciplines and/or at Pratt are encouraged, including women, LGBTQI+, and BIPOC academics.
  • Nominees must be members of the Pratt community through the time the award is made at awards convocation in the Spring. Awards may be given posthumously under exceptional circumstances.
  • Groups are eligible for consideration, provided that the lead or a majority of the group meets the eligibility criteria above. If selected to receive the award, the team shall divide the prize.
  • Eligible individuals on sabbatical may be nominated.
  • The President of the Academic Senate is not eligible. Members of the Academic Service Award Committee are not eligible.
  • Previous recipients of the award are eligible again after five years.

Nomination Process

Pratt faculty, chairs, assistant chairs, and staff who teach are eligible to nominate for the award, self-nominations are also accepted. 

  1. The nominator must submit a nomination form (see link below) with the nominee’s name and Pratt email address, the nominator’s name and Pratt email address, and a statement of nomination (50–500 words).
  2. The nominee will be notified of the nomination, and may either accept or reject the nomination. If the nominee accepts, they become a candidate.
  3. The candidate must submit an up-to-date CV highlighting any relevant accomplishments and a brief statement (<500 words) which discusses how the candidate’s service record addresses one or more of the award criteria (enduring service, breadth of service, or advancement of institute priorities). In addition, they may choose to also submit other materials they deem relevant (for example, summaries, photos, videos, and other documentation of process or outcomes of service work), but this is not required. 
  4. Nominees are put forward to the Senate with consensus from ASA Committee.