Office of the Provost

University of Rhode Island

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


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Forms & Policies

Please be sure to read any and all related criteria and formats available through the Policies and Procedures link prior to downloading any of the forms linked here.

Exceptional Salary Increase
Exceptional salary increases may be granted to retain faculty.  Exceptional salary increase requests may be initiated by a faculty member’s chair or dean, or by the Provost.

AAUP/Alumni Faculty Development Request
Funds are available to support assistant, associate, and full professors for professional developmental activities. There is a $300 limit per faculty member per fiscal year. The college and department must also financially support the request. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your request to be processed. Approval is not guaranteed. We have a limited amount of funding and if these approved plans change, we ask that you return the funds so that we can support additional faculty.

Honorary Degree
The URI Honorary Degree Committee seeks the names of individuals who have distinguished themselves through important contributions to the University, the State of Rhode Island, the nation, and/or the world.

Phased Retirement Option
Extended to FY2022, the phased retirement option allows faculty to reduce their workloads at the end of their careers while earning a pro-rated salary.

Promotion and Tenure Format
This link takes you to information concerning the University’s promotion and tenure system.

Sabbatical Leave
Sabbatical leaves are available to most tenured faculty after each six-year period of service. Faculty must submit proposals to their chairs soon after the beginning of the academic year for forwarding their dean’s office by September 15. Deans must forward sabbatical leave requests to the Provost’s Office by November 1.  Sabbatical leaves are granted through a competitive process and are not guaranteed.  Candidates are notified by December 1 if their proposals for the following academic year are accepted.

Rhode Island Board of Governors Regulations
Policy Manual, Postsecondary Regulations, Proprietary Schools Regulations, and Procurement Regulations from the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education.

Strategic Investment Funds
Funds are available for projects strategic in nature. Apply here.

Summer Recontracting
Academic year faculty may receive compensation for work performed in the summer on behalf of the University or external agency.  Please pay close attention to the limits on summer earnings per federal regulations.

University Manual
Electronic version of the University Manual

W-9 Form

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