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Academic Affairs 2017-04-17T12:48:44+00:00

Project Description

What is Academic Affairs?

The Academic Affairs facet of ASMSU is the liaison between undergraduate students and the Academic Governance system of MSU. With long-standing connections to university administration, faculty, and staff, ASMSU has been able to establish the student voice for academic policy through multiple University Committees.

The following MSU Academic Governance Standing Committees have ASMSU student representation. These representatives make recommendations, provide advice, and speak for at-large students on proposals developed in Academic Governance.

University Committees

  • Academic Governance
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty Tenure
  • Student Affairs
  • Undergraduate Education

Advisory Committees

  • Honors Programs
  • Liberal Learning
  • Military Education
  • The Library
  • International Studies

Notes

ASMSU’s Academic Affairs department has recently founded the Spartan Code of Honor, which has been successfully adopted by the University Academic Governance system and Board of Trustees. This will further strengthen MSU’s commitment to academic integrity and excellence. A few initiatives the department will be working on this year include diversifying course content with the recommendations set forward by a previously established curriculum committee, collaborating with the Olin Health Center and the Counseling Center to improve the quality of mental health access on campus, and researching a grading scale reform. Another facet to the Academic Affairs department is the Student Caucus, comprised of undergraduate at-large students. The purpose of the Student Caucus is to exercise the student voice within MSU’s Academic Governance system. If you are interested in assisting in participating in these initiatives or have ideas of your own regarding academic affairs, please feel free to contact the Vice President for Academic Affairs Tyler Orlando at vpaa@asmsu.msu.edu

Student Caucus

The Student Caucus is a facet of Michigan State University’s Undergraduate Student Government, the Associated Students of MSU (ASMSU), comprised of undergraduate at-large students. The purpose of the Student Caucus is to exercise the student voice within MSU’s Academic Governance system. In addition, ASMSU’s Student Caucus creates awareness about MSU’s academic and student policies, as well as collects feedback on what students want to change academically at MSU.

Academic Governance Comittee Description

Student Caucus

The Associated Students of Michigan State University Student Caucus is an advisory board to ASMSU’s Academic Affairs (AA) Committee. Student Caucus members are expected to sit on one of the University’s academic governance committees (see “Academic Governance Committee Descriptions” for a list of the committees duties and their meeting times and locations) and attend ASMSU Academic Affairs Committee meetings. The AA Committee meets every-other Thursday at 7:30 PM.