Office of the Provost

University of Rhode Island

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


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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:

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

  • Instructional Development Program
    The Instructional Development Program was created to encourage and support the efforts of faculty and other instructors to provide effective instruction for students.
  • 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.

Faculty Personnel Matters

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