Current Initiatives

Welcome back to RISD

  I find myself resisting the urge to burst into song as I write this welcome back email. For those of you who know my singing skills, you will be relieved. For the others, please rest assured that you, and I, have been spared much embarrassment. Many changes took place last year at RISD, some […]

Call for Proposals – Turner Project

CALL FOR PROPOSALS ROBERT TURNER THEATRICAL AND PERFORMANCE DESIGN PROJECT Rhode Island School of Design’s 2012-­‐2017 strategic plan, Critical Making | Making Critical, acknowledges the importance of an immersive and discipline-­based approach to art and design education. At the same time, the current landscape of art and design education increasingly calls for collaboration and fluency […]

Funding Opportunities for Curricular and Professional Development

RISD is committed to providing support for curriculum development and faculty professional development to recognize and encourage excellence in teaching and research. In the last year, with funding from the strategic plan, and through the generosity of trustee, alumni and foundation donors, we have added three new funding opportunities that help to realize strategic initiatives, […]

Campus Master Plan Survey Results Posted

Director of Campus Planning Annie Newman reports that the master planning process is moving forward thanks to the help of many members of the RISD community. The results of the second campus-wide survey show that more than 95% of respondents are now aware of the planning process. When asked to rank the top challenges identified […]

Solar Decathlon 2014 Kickstarter Campaign Launched

In July 2014, RISD will join the twenty teams competing in the Solar Decathlon Europe, a competition that challenges collegiate teams from around the world to design and build a home that is powered exclusively by solar energy and that utilizes innovative energy technology and sustainable architecture. The original Solar Decathlon was hosted by the […]

Pilot Concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that recruitment has now commenced for the second cohort of students into the pilot program in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS). This two year innovative pilot program will explore how a select cohort of students can negotiate a 21 credit inter-disciplinary and cross-school pathway in nature-culture-sustainability studies. The first cohort of students […]

Campus Master Planning Underway

Dear RISD Faculty and Staff, To kick off campus master planning, we invite you to our second Community Conversation on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2pm in the RISD Auditorium. The master planning process will be led by a committee, co-chaired by Provost Rosanne Somerson and EVP of Finance and Administration, Bill Decatur. Director of Campus Planning, Annie […]