The Academic Senate elects faculty and chair members of Institute committees (Bylaw II). Recent election results are listed below. The Senate routinely invites reports from these representatives at regular Senate meetings.
|Committee Members||Most Recent Election|
|Academic Integrity Standing Committee||April 24, 2018; Sept 18, 2018; April 23, 2019 Senate meetings; April 20, 2020 (uncontested seats)|
|Campus Master Planning Committee (2019–2020)|
Led by a steering committee and five working groups.
|Administrative Working Group|
Student Experience Working Group
Access, Mobility & Orientation Working Group
Infrastructure and Sustainability Working Group
|Sept 17, 2019 Senate meeting|
|Campus Security Advisory Committee|
In compliance with requirements of Article 129-A of NYS Education Law §6431, this committee regularly reviews security and safety procedures, as well as emergency response plans, with the goal of minimizing the risks and consequences of violence in the Pratt community
|Sept 22, 2020 Senate meeting|
|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (2 year terms ending June 2022)||Creating a Welcoming Environment|
Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Students
Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Faculty and Staff
Expanding “Beyond the Gates”
|Nominations Mar 30–Apr 10, 2020
Elections (Senate online vote) April 20–24, 2020
|Strategic Planning Committee (2018–2019)||Academic Excellence|
|Feb 20, 2018 Senate meeting|
|Strategic Planning Oversight Committee (2 faculty, 2 chairs) with responsibilities for:||Sept 17, 2019 Senate meeting|
|Subcommittees of the Institute's Middle States Accreditation Process||TBD; Each of these subcommittees will include faculty/chairs and staff, and each subcommittee will be co-chaired by a faculty/chair and staff.||Oct 19, 2021 Senate Meeting|
Nominations for these positions are solicited from relevant constituent groups as need arises. Calls for nominations are announced to constituents three business days in advance and remain open for a period of at least two weeks. See Nominations for details on open positions, deadlines, and procedures.
The Academic Senate nominates faculty and chair members of search committees for deans, vice-presidents, the provost, and the president, in addition to assisting with the formulation of the structure and procedures of those search committees and interviewing finalists for those positions.
|Recent Searches||Committee Members (nominated by Senate)||Semester|
|Dean of School of Liberal Arts & Sciences||Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 (deferred)
Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
|Vice-President of Enrollment||Spring 2021|
|Vice-President of Student Affairs||Spring 2021|
|Dean of School of Art||Fall 2019 - Spring 2020|
|Dean of School of Architecture||Fall 2018 - Spring 2019|
|Dean of School of Liberal Arts & Sciences||Fall 2018 - Spring 2019|
|Vice President for Institutional Advancement||Fall 2018|
|Dean of School of Information||Fall 2017 - Spring 2018|
|Chief Diversity Officer||Fall 2017|
Nominations for these positions are solicited from relevant constituent groups as searches arise. Calls for nominations are announced to constituents three business days in advance and typically remain open for a period of at least two weeks. See Nominations for details on open positions, deadlines, and procedures.