This Faculty Handbook (“Handbook” or “FHB”) provides faculty members with policies and information governing academic life, faculty governance, and faculty rights and responsibilities. It also provides information for faculty on the Institute’s mission, history, and administrative structure. As a component of share governance, the Handbook reflects norms and practices that prevail, except in rare instances and for compelling reasons that are documented in detail
Many of the personnel policies for the faculty are addressed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between the Pratt Institute administration and the United Federation of College Teachers, and the FHB is not intended to replace or otherwise contravene any provision of the current CBA. Pratt faculty should consult the CBA on specific issues pertaining to personnel, benefits, workload, and any or all conditions of employment.
The Faculty Handbook is reviewed following ratification of each CBA, or as need arises. The Academic Policy Committee (APC) is charged with maintaining the Handbook in coordination with the Office of the Provost.