Johnson Announces New Administrative Post

The Pratt School of Engineering is creating a senior administrative post to
focus on graduate and undergraduate education.

Pratt Dean Kristina M. Johnson announced the position Nov. 25 and said
the new senior associate dean for education will develop a school-wide
strategy for recruiting graduate and undergraduate students, will work the
directors of graduate studies to expand master’s degree programs and
with the directors of undergraduate studies to improve the Pratt curriculum
with special emphasis on the first year experience.

"This individual also will be responsible for developing and carrying out
new initiatives for achieving our educational mission – to deliver a bold,
personal engineering educational experience within the Pratt School,"
Johnson said.

Johnson asked for applicants for the new position in her weekly memo to
the faculty and staff.

The new position will be distinct from the current senior associate dean
for undergraduate student affairs post held by Phillip Jones. The senior
associate dean for undergraduate student affairs will continue to provide
administrative leadership of student-oriented academic services such as
admissions, enrollment management and registration, with a particular
focus on undergraduate programs, Johnson said. The senior associate
dean for undergraduate student affairs also will have administrative
responsibility for academic policy documentation, conflict of interest
compliance, and liaison with accrediting agencies, particularly the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and coordination of
periodic re-accreditation requirements. In addition, she said, the senior
associate dean for undergraduate student affairs will assist the dean in
investigating and responding to student and parent inquiries and appeals
on matters of academic policy.