Welcome to the Academic Commons Program website. Here you’ll find application guidelines, documentation of projects, and our ACP forum. Please click here for information about the Davis Fellowships for Reflective Teaching—an opportunity for full-time faculty to engage in individual research and group workshops.

Funded by a $160,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, the Academic Commons Program (ACP) is a two-year pilot program supporting research and practice in integrative teaching and learning across RISD’s undergraduate programs.

The ACP seeks to cultivate opportunities to complement our immersive disciplinary education and to inform college-wide academic planning around RISD’s common educational values—lateral skills, knowledge, and competencies essential to practicing art and design in a complex world.

RISD’s full- and part-time faculty, graduate students, and recent post-grads are invited to apply for grants and fellowships to support innovative, dynamic, integrative teaching and learning. Read more…