|faculty rights and responsiblities|
Membership in the academic profession carries with it responsibilities for the advancement of knowledge and the intellectual and artistic growth of students. Faculty members must order and evaluate their activities in terms of their commitment to these goals, as well as in terms of their own personal and professional development.
Moreover, members of the faculty of Pratt Institute have a special obligation to understand the nature of this institution of higher learning and to appreciate its unique characteristics and its educational philosophy and educational objectives. The faculty strive to improve the intellectual and practical effectiveness of the Institute by willing and thoughtful participation in its governance.
As an educational institution Pratt Institute does not wish to impose a rigid body of rules upon members of its faculty. The Institute does, however, have certain legitimate expectations concerning the conduct of professional academics. The following statements outline, in a general way, the rights and responsibilities of faculty members of Pratt Institute.