||MISSION STATEMENTS as they appear in Pratt Catalogs, 2004
Pratt Institute Mission Statement
School of Architecture Mission Statement
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.
The Pratt Institute School of Architecture’s mission is to educate the future leaders of the design disciplines in the professional fields of architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, construction and facilities management, and historic preservation. This effort builds upon a strong context of professional education within an art and design institute that stresses the relationship between intellectual development and creative activity. The school provides a broad cultural and intellectual base in the liberal arts and sciences, while providing the specialized knowledge unique to individual disciplines. The importance of life-long learning is emphasized by studio based curricula and research-oriented thesis programs.
School of Art and Design Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute is to educate artists and designers as well as educators, therapists, and historians in cognate fields. Drawing on the intellectual, technological and professional resources of fourteen departments, the school offers a Renaissance-style immersion in many related disciplines. Beyond the enhancement of skills, students are taught to be creative, responsible professionals willing and able to contribute to society in fundamental ways.
School of Information and Library Science Mission Statement
The mission of Pratt’s School of Information and Library Science is to educate professionals as responsible leaders in a broad range of settings. Pratt-SILS’s student-centered programs are designed to offer a blend of practice and theory, integrating emerging technologies into the curriculum. Quality interdisciplinary academic programs prepare graduates with values and expertise that promote the highest ethical standards, the principles of intellectual freedom and equal access to information, responsible uses of technology, advocacy for libraries and literacy, and a commitment to life-long learning.
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to enable our students to explore areas of knowledge and reflect critically and creatively on aesthetic forms and on intellectual and cultural practices. We want them to be able to do research, substantiate arguments, and communicate in the broadest possible socio-historical, literary, and scientific contexts. Our primary goal is for Pratt students to make continuing contributions as critical thinkers and creative professionals.
Center for Continuing and Professional Studies Mission Statement
The mission of the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies is to develop and promote quality services in the areas of education, workforce/professional development, and training for non-traditional learners in artistic and technical fields. The Center provides excellent educational opportunities for students to achieve their professional and personal goals through communication technologies, individualized and special programs, and flexible modes of instructional delivery. The Center for Continuing and Professional Studies believes that learning is a life-long process, and the CCPS moniker is to be Pratt’s dynamic link to the region’s adult, non-traditional learning, and corporate communities.