News & Notes
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.
Continuing our efforts to sustain a model of active and collaborative learning, we invite you to participate in the 2014-2015 URI Grand Challenge Teaching Fellows Program.
The University Academic Excellence Awards recognition program for graduating seniors is intended to honor superior academic achievement in a particular field (see attached list) to be interpreted in terms of a high grade point average or other criteria (e.g., an honors project, a research or artistic presentation, or a student’s professional promise).
The Office of the Provost is pleased to accept applications for the Distinguished Visiting International Scholars Program for the 2014-‐2015 academic year.
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce requests for proposals for the Distinguished Visiting Artists Program. This program provides funding to support one Visiting Artist at URI per academic year to spend approximately two weeks on campus to engage with students and faculty on a deeper level of understanding and appreciation of the arts in contemporary culture.
Colleagues, welcome back for the spring semester. As I am certain you are aware, on January 8th, the
Rhode Island Department of Health and CDC declared flu widespread in the state. URI will be issuing a FLU ALERT encouraging all students, faculty, and staff who had not been vaccinated this year to seek vaccination prior to returning for classes.
As new semester approaches, I want to remind faculty of the following policy regarding students participating in University-sanctioned events
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.
As you prepare for the start of the new semester, I would like to call your attention to several important dates listed below.
Transformative Scholarship in the 21st Century Please mark your calendars, URI’s 6th Annual Academic Summit will be held on Friday, January 17th. The Summit will be held in the Memorial Union, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. To register email: email@example.com
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