The priorities and initiatives listed below guides much of the work of the Office of the Provost as it not only maintains, but fosters, MSU’s commitments to academic excellence and student success.
Work on academic strategic planning implementation has begun, in support of aligning academic planning and implementation efforts, both university-wide and locally, with MSU’s recently announced Strategic Plan 2030 – Empowering Excellence, Advancing Equity, Expanding Impact and its broader institutional goals. Dr. Dave Weatherspoon, associate provost of enrollment and academic strategic planning, is leading academic strategic planning and implementation initiatives.
Support equity and inclusion and mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in academic workplaces is the goal of MSU ADVANCE. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and contributes to the Foundation’s goal of promoting a diverse and capable science and engineering workforce within higher education.
Build a campus community that is adaptable, inclusive, collaborative, globally minded and transformative by weaving the arts into MSU’s missions. The MSU Arts Initiative is guided by the belief that the arts are essential to this pursuit and will lead to innovative practices of discovering, connecting, exploring and remembering.
The faculty of Michigan State University possess great underlying strengths which are recognized at every level –internationally and nationally, locally and internally. Such honorifics elevate the stature of the university’s intellectual work to national and global prominence and foster a community of scholars with high standards and aspirations. These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments, achievements, and contributions of our exceptional researchers, educators, and community members and bring great pride to the institution.