Faculty members in the College of Arts and Letters have gained an international reputation for the quality of their research and teaching. In the spirit of the university’s core land-grant values, which prize both quality and accessibility, our vibrant intellectual and artistic community leads the way in providing arts and humanities programs that serve the campus community and communities throughout Michigan and beyond. test

The below documents, processes, and frequently asked questions are imperative in assisting the dynamic faculty, chairs or directors in your unit.

Updated: CAL Academic Administrator Companion [PDF]


College Committees

University Committees

Faculty Support

Faculty Onboarding

Faculty Development

Faculty Support for Students


Fixed-Term and Continuing System Academic Specialists

Fixed-Term System Faculty

Tenure-System Faculty

Chair/Director Support

Chair/Director Onboarding


For the Faculty


College Policies

MSU Policies

Functional Staff Teams – Unit Contacts​

In the summer of 2021, the College of Arts & Letters migrated to a Functional Staff Team Model to better enhance effectiveness and efficiency within our units. Each unit is assigned a functional staff team who the faculty can reach out for finance, HR, academic operations, and office operations support. Those units with the Functional Staff Team Model  are listed below with staff contacts.