Faculty Affairs

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:

Fall 2023 Semester Information and Course Syllabus Guidance

Academic Department Chairs

Information and Resources for 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

  • Faculty Development Program
    Faculty Development is part of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (ATL) and helps URI instructors create high quality learning experiences and adapt evidence-based teaching strategies to enhance student learning. 
  • 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.
  • Fulbright at URI
    Learn more about the types of opportunities available to you, eligibility requirements, campus contacts, and information about hosting students and visiting scholars.
  • Writing Across URI
    Writing Across URI is committed to creating a culture of writing campus-wide, supporting all faculty in all disciplines — as writers and teachers of writing.

Faculty Personnel Matters

  • Annual Review and Promotion
    Provides information about Faculty Annual Review and Promotion and Tenure dates, guidelines, and procedures
  • Faculty Activity Reporting
    Interfolio Faculty180 is a Faculty Activity Reporting software that provides faculty a convenient central location to organize Teaching, Research, and Service activities.
  • 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.