Provides a liaison between the University of Rhode Island faculty and the Office of the Provost, ensuring the faculty perspective is reflected in analyses and policies considered by the administration. These include: academic matters between the Provost’s Office, the faculty broadly, and the Faculty Senate including:
Academic Department Chairs
Academic Policy & Regulations
- Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate under state law represents URI faculty and has the authority, with the concurrence of the President, over all educational and academic policy concerning teaching and research.
- University Manual
University regulations and policy concerning teaching and research, student conduct, grading, academic standards, the University calendar, University-wide curriculum matters both graduate and undergraduate, and research and patent policy as they may affect the faculty as a whole
- Board of Education
The 11-member Rhode Island Board of Education was created by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 2013 and replaced the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Governors for Higher Education. This consolidated governance of all public education in Rhode Island is an innovative integration of policymaking and planning for elementary, secondary and higher public education in our state.
- Interdisciplinary Work: Guidelines and Practices
The following guidelines and practices are recommended for advancing interdisciplinary education at URI. They should be referenced and employed by colleges, faculty, and departments engaged in interdisciplinary activities and when hiring joint appointments.
Faculty and Academic Program Support
- Instructional Development Program
The Instructional Development Program was created to encourage and support the efforts of faculty and other instructors to provide effective instruction for students.
- IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction
The IDEA-SRI is the contractually-mandated student evaluation of teaching system. It allows instructors to select the essential and important learning objectives in their courses, and the students provide feedback on their learning progress on these objectives.
- Office of Online Education
Provides resources for teaching and learning online as well as enrollment data and demographics of URI’s online classes.
- Student Learning, Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation
Provides outcomes assessment information and resources at URI, as well as nationally and internationally.
- Faculty Development Fund
Information and forms for applying for funds for travel and other faculty development activities.
Faculty Personnel Matters
- Annual Review and Promotion
Provides information about Faculty Annual Review and Promotion and Tenure dates, guidelines, and procedures
- Diversity and Equity
Supports faculty and curricular initiatives pertaining to diversity, equity, and justice that are integral to creating and sustaining an open and inclusive learning community.
- Sabbatical Leave
Information and application forms for faculty sabbaticals
- Human Resource Administration
Provides leadership to the campus on all human resource-related issues.
- American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
The URI/AAUP represent the common interests of academe and to deal with problems and concerns regarding university policies.
- Work-Life Resources
Information and resources to help faculty and staff balance their life, inside and outside of work.