Academic Affairs

Provost: Kent Kleinman

Led by the provost, Academic Affairs is the center of academic leadership at RISD, overseeing 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, along with faculty professional development funding.

Academic Affairs oversees the Fleet Library at RISD, the Center for Arts & Language, Media Resources, Campus Exhibitions, the Nature Lab and Continuing Education.

As RISD’s Provost, Kent Kleinman provides leadership and direction to approximately 690 faculty and staff members in Academic Affairs and the four academic divisions at RISD.


Browse the Academic Affairs Collections:

Academic Commons Program

Sabbatical Dialogues and Professorial Presentations