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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, 8:30am – 4:30pm

phone: 401 277-4928
fax: 401 454-6598

Provost: Pradeep Sharma
Dean of Faculty: Tracie Costantino
Dean of Architecture + Design: Nancy Skolos
Dean of Fine Arts: Sheri Wills
Dean of Experimental and Foundation Studies: Joanne Stryker
Dean of Liberal Arts: Daniel Cavicchi

At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.