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Interim Provost
Thomas D. Jeitschko Ph.D.

The interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer for Michigan State University, providing leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty, students and staff. Meet the Interim Provost.


Messages about the resumption of classes

Updates and information emailed to the MSU community through the Office of the Provost regarding classes resuming are available to view online.

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Generative Artificial Intelligence Guidance

Generative AI offers powerful new tools for us to advance our work and the university’s mission across teaching and research, and we need to explore its uses in ways that align with our values. The coming fall semester will provide us the opportunity to initiate thoughtful conversations across campus to best determine how to engage generative AI in ways that ensure scholarly, equitable, and ethical adoption of this new technology.  

Provost Message

Resources for Generative Artificial Intelligence

As you prepare for the Fall 2023 academic semester, our hopes are that instructors will 1) develop a course-level generative AI use policy and actively discuss with students about expectations for generative AI use in the work for your class, 2) promote equitable and inclusive use of the technology, and 3) work with colleagues across campus to determine ethical and scholarly applications of generative AI for preparing students to succeed in an evolving digital landscape. 

Resources for AI

Interim Guidance on Data Uses & Risks of Generative AI

Users who choose to use these publicly available generative AI tools should understand the potential risks and limitations associated with publicly available versions of them. This interim guidance outlines recommendations regarding the types of data that may and may not be entered into consumer or commercial generative AI products, with specific considerations for higher education, MSU policies, and institutional needs.

AI Data Risks

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In the land-grant, problem-solving tradition, Michigan State University’s research breakthroughs have improved life for people around the world, from the cross-fertilization of corn in the 1870s to successful anticancer drugs in the 1960s, and then to novel approaches for treating and stopping the spread of malaria in the 21st century. 

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