Office of the Provost

University of Rhode Island

Provost's Office Green Hall 35 Campus Avenue Kingston, RI 02881-1303

officeofprovost@etal.uri.edu401-874-4410

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News & Notes


New Faculty Orientation

We are pleased to welcome our new faculty to The University of Rhode Island. Our new faculty have just become part of a university with tremendous positive momentum. At a time when higher education is being scrutinized nationally and there is a demographic decline in high school graduation, our applications for admission, our enrollment, student academic profile, student and faculty diversity, and student honors eligibility are at an all-time high.

Fall 2017 Important Campus Dates and Deadlines

As you prepare for the start of the new semester, we would like to call your attention to several important dates listed below. Policies associated with adding and dropping courses are stated in the University Manual.

Fall 2017 University-Sanctioned Events

As the new semester approaches, we want to remind faculty of the following policy regarding students participating in University-sanctioned events.

Fall 2017 Attendance Policy, Grading Criteria, Syllabi Statements, etc.

This memo describes important information that is intended to help you have a successful start to the semester. As you all know, your course syllabus is an important document that communicates mutual expectations between you and your students, including your course expectations, learning outcomes, deadlines, attendance policies, grading criteria, and other important information.

Spring 2017 Academic Calendar, Final Exams, and Grading

Spring 2017 Academic Calendar, Final Exams, and Grading

The Kingston campus final exams are scheduled for Thursday, May 4 through Friday, May 5 and Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12. The Providence campus final exams are scheduled for May 4-6 and 8-10. Please note that blended and online courses are subject to these dates and schedules.

2018 – 2019 Multicultural Faculty Fellowship

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Diversity Task Force, we invite you to submit proposals to the Multicultural Faculty Fellowship Program. The goal of the Multicultural Faculty Fellowship 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.

2017 – 2018 Distinguished Visiting Artists Program

The Distinguished Visiting Artists Program at URI hosts one Visiting Artist per academic year to engage with students and faculty on a deeper level of understanding and appreciation of the arts in contemporary culture. The goal is to support projects that will contribute to the aesthetic life of the University and broader community, as well as provide students and faculty with opportunities to participate in critical discourse with artists of national and international recognition and develop meaningful ongoing collaborations with them.

Distinguished Visiting International Scholars Program For Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Campus Visits

The Office of the Provost is pleased to accept applications for the Distinguished Visiting
International Scholars Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. This initiative is designed
to support the scholarly mission and global perspective of the University of Rhode Island
(URI), especially in areas of strategic focus that bridge disciplinary areas

Spring 2017 Important Campus Dates and Deadlines

As you prepare for the start of the new semester, we would like to call your attention to several important dates listed below. Policies associated with adding and dropping courses are stated in the University Manual.

Spring 2017 University-Sanctioned Events

As the new semester approaches, we want to remind faculty of the following policy regarding students participating in University-sanctioned events

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