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Academic Affairs

Led by the Provost, the Office of Academic Affairs is the center of the academic leadership of RISD. It oversees all things that relate to and support student academic programs. It coordinates 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, and faculty professional development funding. The Office of Academic Affairs oversees the RISD Library, 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: 401 454-6596
Fax: 401 454-6598

Provost: Rosanne Somerson
Interim Associate Provost: Patricia Phillips
Dean of Architecture and Design: Pradeep Sharma
Interim Dean of Fine Arts: Anais Missakian
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies: Brian Goldberg
Dean of Foundation Studies: Joanne Stryker
Interim Dean of Liberal Arts: Daniel Cavicchi

RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.