Academic responsibility at URI is delegated to the President and a committee of the Faculty through RI General Law §16-32-10. With the concurrence of the President, the Faculty Senate has the authority to formulate policy concerning teaching and research, study, exercise, discipline, and government. The University of RI Faculty Senate has oversight of the University Manual, which contains the rules and regulations that govern faculty and students. Additional oversight functions include curriculum approval, which includes the establishment, abolition, and merger of programs, departments, courses, and curriculum, including general education. Senators are elected to three-year terms. To facilitate its charge, the Faculty Senate is composed of an Executive Committee, six standing Committees, and ad-hoc committees as needed.
Who we are
- Lisa Bourbonnais, Faculty Senate Coordinator