News & Notes
Fall has arrived and classes are underway. The enclosed news provides just a few highlights of some essential progress initiatives in helping students succeed at URI and a few updates and announcements.
The Office of the Provost at the University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the latest opportunity presented by the interdisciplinary faculty cluster hiring initiative to fund one new cluster proposal.
Please make use of this important document to state your course expectations, learning outcomes, deadlines, attendance policies, grading criteria, and other important information. In addition to meeting Faculty Senate approved policies, you will be providing students with a basis for making decisions about their chances for success and the wisdom of continuing their enrollment in your course.
As new semester approaches, we want to remind faculty of the following policy regarding students participating in University-sanctioned events
The Office of Higher Education recently issued an invitation to attend the System’s Annual Articulation & Transfer Meeting on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:30pm in Faculty Dining Center at Rhode Island College. The Provost strongly encourages you to attend. Since so many of our students transfer among the three public RI institutions, it is important to continue conversations with each other.
This year’s selection was chosen with significant input from students enrolled in Grand Challenge and Honors writing courses focused on the “common reading.” We invite you to read the book and engage in discussions with our students and each other and to bring the book into your courses in interesting and enjoyable ways.
On behalf of Provost Don DeHayes and Mike Rice, Vice Chair, Faculty Senate, we invite you to attend a Fulbright workshop and reception, to learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries. A senior program officer from the Fulbright US Scholar Program will be on campus for the day.
In 2015, we will look to build on a very strong foundation laid during our inaugural Winter J Term. This initiative is again being sponsored in collaboration with the Provost’s Office and the Office of International Education.
Again this year, the Provost will be requesting the leadership of the Champlin Foundations to consider proposals from the University. Below is included some of the guidelines from the Champlin Announcement Memo. Further details on proposal development and a timeline for proposal submission, review, and selection will be provided at a later date.
On behalf of the Academic Affairs Diversity Task Force, we invite you to submit proposals to the Multicultural Faculty Fellowship (MFF) Program. The goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the faculty at the University of Rhode Island and advance issues of diversity in research and teaching within academic programs at URI by supporting a one-year fellowship for one candidate in the 2015-2016 academic year.
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