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.

Faculty Development Request – Accepting aplications for Spring 2024 Semester only
Funds are available to support Assistant, Associate, and Full tenure-track/tenured, clinical and teaching-track Professors for professional developmental activities, including Conference travel and registration, workshop participation and/or virtual conference registration. Support is for a one-time professional activity, up to $300 limit, per faculty member, per fiscal year. The college and/or department must also provide a matched (1:1) financial support for the request. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your request to be processed. Approval is not guaranteed and at present we have exhausted our funding for the fall semester. We have a limited amount of funding and if your approved plans change, we ask that you return the funds so that we can support additional faculty.

Now accepting FY24 applications for Faculty Development support.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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