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Helpful Information for New Faculty

Here’s some information that we think new faculty will find helpful in their first few months and beyond at URI.

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Annual Review and Promotion

The University has an online system for faculty review.  Candidates prepare electronic portfolios that provide an organized and clear summary of their performance accomplishments for a review period. Sakai is used as a platform for peer review.

Faculty Resources

URI’s website dedicated to information for faculty! You should be able to find resources you need regarding teaching, research, policies, and employee related questions. Information regarding campus services and supporting students is all available under campus information.

Academic Calendar

Abbreviated and detailed versions of past, present, and future academic calendars highlighting the start and end of semesters, deadlines for grades, final exam schedules and much more.

University Manual

The University Manual is a compilation of statutes, policies, procedures, and descriptions that guide the University of Rhode Island in support of its mission.  The Manual is created through the framework of shared governance between the university faculty and administration under the Rhode Island Board of Education.

AAUP Contract

The 2011-2014 Faculty Contract and 2014-2018 contract changes, including Plan A salary structures for academic years 2012-2013 through 2015-2016.

Wireless Setup

Currently your iPad is connected to URI Open, but this connection will end roughly around the start of the semester.  The above link will walk you through connecting to our permanent network, URI Secure.  This site also contains information about connecting your various devices to URI Secure.

General Technical Support

The University of Rhode Island Computer and Networking IT Service Desk is the one-stop center for all tech-related issues at the university.  We provide support for any issue related to eCampus, Sakai, E-mail, Internet connections, wireless, smartphones and tablets, laptops, desktops, and more.


Social Science Institute for Research, Education, and Policy

The SSIREP fosters interdisciplinary programs in scholarly research, teaching and learning, and outreach to students, faculty, business, government, and the community.

Global Opportunities

We might be located in the smallest state in the US, but at URI we’ve got connections all over the world, making us globally recognized as a distinctive world-class university. We want you, our students and faculty, to have every opportunity to engage the world and its diverse cultures, viewpoints and lifestyles.

Next Generation Ph.D. at URI: Humanities at Large

“Humanities at Large” aims to develop cross disciplinary and experiential learning for humanities doctoral students in five key areas: coastal environment, health/medicine, publishing/editing, digital humanities/big data, and cultural organizations.

Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation

The Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation will serve as a vibrant hub for collaborative efforts and innovation within the Academic Health Collaborative. Expertise from within the Collaborative and across campus will create, support, and promote cross-disciplinary opportunities in education, research, entrepreneurship, and service provision for health.

Undergraduate Research and Innovation at URI

(URI)2 is for URI undergraduates in all disciplines and at all levels who think big in a self-directed, hands-on way.

Writing Across URI

The goal of this program is to support YOU—faculty who write and want their students to be effective writers. Writing Across URI is committed to creating a culture of writing at the university, by helping faculty with their own academic and professional writing and also by asking more of students as writers.

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