Monthly Archives: August 2009

ARPT Forum a rousing success

The first ever Union-sponsored forum on the Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure process at Pratt was well attended, by about 50 faculty from every department at Pratt.  The event was historic in bringing together faculty from across the Institute to discuss Pratt's unique ARPT process, memorialized in Article XVI of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The discussion helped to clarify the faculty's role and rights in a process that is often greatly misunderstood, and uneven in its functioning across the Institute.  This will be the first of many such necessary events.




The UFCT Executive Committee would like to invite you to a discussion/meeting/conference on matters pertaining to: Appointments, Reappointments, Promotions and Tenure (i.e. ARPT, see: article XVI of the CBA). This will take place on Friday, August 28th, from 10:00 to 2:00 on Pratt's Brooklyn campus (actual room TBA as dependent on how many members will be attending). Lunch will be served.


If you have served or are presently serving your department/area’s Peer Review, CART or PART Committee(s), are currently preparing to apply for, or have applied for a faculty action (reappointment, status change, promotion or tenure) in years past, or, are simply interested in knowing more about how the ‘process’ works; what the differences are between ‘procedures’ and ‘standards', or are just curious about how other department/area’s address these ARPT matters, we welcome your attendance as this forum is open to any and all UFCT members.


Therefore, please RSVP ASAP (by email: or phone: 718-636-3614) as we'll need to know how many will be attending so we may make the necessary accommodations regarding food, drink and space.


In Solidarity,


The UFCT Executive Committee:


Kye Carbone

Adjunct Professor w/CCE (Foundation Art)

President UFCT Local 1460


Suzanne Verderber

Associate Professor (tenured, English & Humanities)

VP UFCT Local 1460


Holly Wilson

Assistant Professor (tenure-track, Libraries)

Secretary UFCT Local 1460


Anne Turyn

Adjunct Professor w/CCE (Media/Photo)

Treasurer, UFCT Local 1460