Co-Works: How to Gain Access

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How to Gain Access to Co-Works

Co-Works is open to faculty and students in courses, for interdisciplinary research, and projects. We can host 2-4 classes per semester that have an interdisciplinary or experimental making focus and shorter term workshops and projects.

1 Credit Workshops:  RISD faculty from any department can propose month-long credit bearing workshops. Proposals for interdisciplinary courses that accommodate non-majors are welcome.

Comprehensive equipment training is not typically included during class time.  Special appointments may be required to learn how to use the Co-Works equipment.

Faculty interested in offering a workshop in Co-Works should complete the on-line form below which helps us assess suitability/match for the space. Those which are a match will be okayed to file a Course Proposal Form which will follow the usual approval route which guarantees funding and triggers contracting and compensation for adjunct faculty or graduate student: faculty>department head>Dean>Academic Affairs.

Co-Works Courses (3 Credit): RISD faculty from any department can propose semester-long courses. Proposals for interdisciplinary courses that accommodate non-majors are welcome.

Faculty interested in offering a semester-long course or a 1-credit workshop in Co-Works should contact their Department Head and complete a Course Proposal Form and the on-line form below to help us assess suitability for the space. The Course Proposal Form will follow the standard approval route so that appropriate funding, contracts, and compensation can be put in place. The approval route for course proposals is as follows: Faculty Member>Department Head>Dean>Academic Affairs. Co-Works is unable to consider courses that have not gone through this approval process.

Planning for courses to be offered in the next academic year starts in the preceding autumn and is usually finalized by Wintersession.

Comprehensive equipment training is not typically included during class time. Special appointments may be required to learn how to use the Co-Works equipment.

Students in these courses have Co-Works access only for the duration of the class.

Propose a Project: the Provost’s Council accepts proposals for Co-Works research projects  from students and faculty on a rolling basis throughout the academic year and during the summer.

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Submitting a Proposal, Requesting One-Off Use, or Other Query

Please use the proposal and request tool below to indicate some basic information about what you want to do and which tools you’ll need: