Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Rhode Island. As the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, my primary responsibility is serving as a liaison between the University of Rhode Island faculty and the Office of the Provost, ensuring the faculty perspective is reflected in analyses and policies considered by the administration. These include academic matters between the Provostís Office and the faculty broadly and Faculty Senate more specifically, such as general education, program and curriculum development, the regulations and policies. In addition, I interface as appropriate with the Office of Higher Education on academic issues. I also share responsibility, along with the other Vice Provosts, for advancing the cause of diversity and equity by promoting a community spirit, a climate of respect and fairness, and curricular transformation that reflects multicultural perspectives. My on-going mission is to facilitate and maintain an environment where each member of the University community is challenged to excel intellectually, personally and professionally.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the education opportunities or other academic services offered at the University of Rhode Island. I look forward to hearing from you.
Laura L. Beauvais
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Laura L. Beauvais
Executive Assistant II
Academic Calendar, Final Exams, and Grading from Dean Libutti, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Religious Observance and Academic Calendar from Laura Beauvais, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Cluster Hiring Initiative from Donald H. DeHayes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Attendance Policy, Grading Criteria, Syllabi Statements Memo from Laura Beauvais, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Important Campus Deadlines Memo from Dean Libutti, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
University-Sanctioned Events Memo from Donald H. DeHayes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sabbatical Leave Applications & Guidelines Memo from Clifford H. Katz, Vice Provost for Academic Finances and Academic Personnel