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Academic Affairs

Led by the provost, Academic Affairs is the center of academic leadership at RISD. The division oversees faculty contracts; academic capital and operating budgets; curriculum planning, implementation and assessment; and the evaluation of faculty and students. The staff supports committees, departmental and institutional accreditation and performs budget reporting and analysis. The office provides administration and fiscal management of funded research and partnered projects, along with faculty professional development funding. Academic Affairs oversees the Fleet Library at RISD, the Writing Center, Media Resources, Campus Exhibitions, the Nature Lab and Continuing Education. It also works closely with Admissions and Student Affairs.

address: 20 Washington Place,
 4th floor, Providence, RI 02903
hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


phone: 401 454-6596
fax: 401 454-6598
email: AcadAff@risd.edu
web: academicaffairs.risd.edu

people
Provost: Pradeep Sharma
Vice Provost: Carol Strohecker 
Assistant Dean of Faculty: Tracie Costantino
Dean of Architecture + Design (interim): Nancy Skolos
Dean of Fine Arts: Sheri Wills 
Dean of Graduate Studies + Research: Patricia Phillips
Dean of Foundation Studies: Joanne Stryker
Dean of Liberal Arts: Daniel Cavicchi

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.