Updates from & for Faculty

Event: Dr. Beverly Tatum, 11/09/17, 6:30PM

As part of its ongoing educational series for parents and caregivers, the Gordon School will host author Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and author of ‘Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria,’ for a night of discussion on how to effectively create meaningful dialogue […]

New CoWorks Website

Ever wondered what CoWorks was about? How to gain access? What tools are there? If so, then we are pleased to announce the launch of the new Co-Works website where you can find the answers and more: www.coworks.risd.edu Opened in 2014, Co-Works has primarily been for students enrolled in our interdisciplinary courses, however, in response […]

Diversity & Inclusion Workshops for Faculty

              Academic Affairs would like to highlight two upcoming faculty workshops arranged in partnership with RISD ISE and the MLK Committee.   Lee Mun Wah An Unfinished Conversation Diversity Conversations in the Classroom Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 8:30AM-11:30AM Tap Room, 4th Floor Memorial Hall So many times educators are […]

Faculty Contributions Sought for Bibliography and Reading Group

Last year, the Association of Critical Race Art History (ACRAH) created an online, English-language bibliographic resource for people investigating issues of race, ethnicity, art, and visual culture. The bibliographies are available online at https://acrah.org/bibliographies/. As they are being updated fairly regularly, we welcome recommendations for inclusion in the bibliographies (please see the form on the website). […]

Artists United for Social and Political Interventions

Andrew Freiband (Assistant Professor, Film Animation Video) along with many other members of the RISD community – students, alumni, and faculty – are organizing Artist’s Working Groups in NY, LA, RI, and elsewhere, to develop culture-rebuilding interventions and responses to the rising tide of white supremacy, patriarchy, and nativist nationalism represented by the American far […]

Provost’s 2017 Welcome Back Letter

What is Art For? William Burroughs wrote that “the aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values”. As we start to develop the detail of our Academic Plan, which will inform the next Institutional Strategic Plan, it is essential that we reflect on our mission, vision and values and reaffirm some […]

RISD Museum Programs for Faculty

Exhibition Preview: European Galleries Tuesday, September 12, 12-1 pm Grand Gallery The Museum’s newly renovated European galleries include works from the 11th to the 19th centuries. Visit with Laurie Brewer, Associate Curator, Costume and Textiles, and Elizabeth Williams, David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design in the galleries to hear more about the […]