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.

Quick Links to frequently used Forms and Processes

Website updates, event promotion and social media push request

Event Support request form-food orders; room reservations, swag orders, guest travel and lodging.

Pay an Invoice request form
Reimbursement request form

Student Hire (Or termination) request form
Temp on call Hiring request form
Supplies order request form
Swipe access request form 
Guest Travel request form
Make an appointment for Travel Assistance
Office Operations Office Hours ZOOM   Tuesday and Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. 
How to book a Wells Hall Mtg Room
Meeting Room Reservation Policy
East Lansing Tax Letter request form
Membership Form
Procurement (Pcard) Information
T Related Purchases Visual Guide (Do I need PO or not)
ontractual Services Decision Tree (DV or PO)
Tax Exempt – MSU Letter Dated 01/01/2022
NRA-PSC Decision Tree Flow
Nonresident Alien Personal Service Contract (NRAPSC)
dependent Contractor Form (IC) $2500 – $25,000
MBP – Service Agreement for Independent Contracts
W-9 (Rev. October 2018)
Wire Transfer Form
Paymode-X (Direct Deposit for Businesses)

Closing a Purchase Order (PO)

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.