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Support Units

FASA along with the units below and others across the university community share the values of the MSU 2030 strategic plan for staff and faculty success. MSU is creating an environment in which excellence and opportunity thrive, will attract and keep talent, and create conditions where staff and faculty can do their best work, individually and collaboratively.  The support units below are available to faculty and academic staff as they go about their work as part of the MSU community. 

The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development (formerly the Academic Advancement Network) works with all faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators at Michigan State University as they join the university, establish professional trajectories, and move through various stages of review, promotion, and growth. 



Michigan State University’s diverse and talented workforce deserves an outstanding employee experience. That's where MSU Human Resources comes in. We cannot do the jobs of our faculty and staff, but we strive to make doing their jobs easier by offering high-quality services, processes, programs and information.    Contact HR


The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, or IDI, guides and supports efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community, consistent with MSU's core values. Inclusion happens only when the whole campus and community takes responsibility. True excellence occurs with inclusion. IDI promotes a unit culture of respect, trust, authenticity and excellence. 


The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance, established as an independent unit in 2018, encompasses the following areas: (1) Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department (POE), (2) Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), (3) Office of the ADA Coordinator, (4) Resolution Office (RO); and (5) the Office of Support and Equity. Collectively, our purpose is to lead the university’s prevention and response to relationship violence, sexual misconduct, stalking, discrimination, and harassment in admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in the university’s programs and activities.  

Civil Rights & Title IX

Academic governance is the system by which faculty and other university community members participate in the making of the decisions that affect them. Through their representatives on bodies like the Faculty Senate, the University Committee on Faculty Affairs, and the Steering Committee, faculty and academic staff learn about new university initiatives, participate in policy-making, and make their voices heard. The Office of Academic Governance provides administrative support to these bodies and coordinates their elections. 

Academic Governance 

MSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation provides  support for MSU's educators to conceptualize learning and teaching. CTLI helps develop solutions to teaching challenges. Instructors and educators may receive support and consultation, professional development opportunities, learning experience design collaborations, and support for online and blended programs. Follow our progress on #iteachmsuCommons

Teaching Center

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs To enhances the postdoctoral experience at Michigan State University by providing leadership, support and a unifying structure for Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates, Senior Research Associates and all individuals pursuing advanced mentored training beyond a doctoral degree. 


The WorkLife Office partners with the community to create an inclusive, responsive work environment where all faculty and staff are respected and supported toward well-being in work and personal lives. The WorkLife Office delivers Michigan State University’s commitment to providing its faculty and staff an excellent and supportive work place.  


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential short-term counseling and referral service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees, and their insurance eligible dependents who are located within the state of Michigan. The services provided are free of charge, confidential, and provided by the University as a means to support and enhance the effectiveness and satisfaction of people within the MSU community.

Health4U is focused on helping the MSU community explore the fundamentals of a health-promoting lifestyle. We provide access to high quality, evidence informed, and culturally conscious health education and support. Health and wellness courses, coaching services and departmental services are offered through Health4U. Find articles, resources, and recipes published by Health4U staff on the website.

Health4U is A collection of community resources and links to other sites is also available.