Welcome to Academic Human Resources

The Office of the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources (AHR) has responsibility for ensuring that Michigan State University is able to attract and retain an internationally competitive faculty and academic staff so that MSU can accomplish its mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Specifically, AHR has four primary roles:

  • To develop and maintain academic human resources policies and procedures that enhance the ability to recruit and retain an outstanding, internationally competitive faculty and excellent academic staff.
  • To promote equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, non-discrimination, and inclusion in the appointment and advancement of faculty and academic staff.
  • To provide faculty, academic staff, and academic leaders with faculty development, leadership development, and organizational development programs and activities to enhance their individual and unit effectiveness.
  • To provide strategic expert advice, information, and data collection and analysis on academic human resources issues.

Additionally, Academic Human Resources works closely with MSU Human Resources on issues that are cross-cutting for faculty, academic staff, and University support staff, e.g. records, employee benefits, etc.

News & Announcements

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    Academic Year (AY) Pay Schedule Change
    MSU changed the pay schedule for academic year (AY) faculty and academic staff from 12 monthly checks to 10 monthly checks effective with the 2010-2011 academic year.  AY faculty receive pay over the duty period, August 16 through May 15.  For AY faculty and academic staff, the paycheck received on May 31 will cover the period May 1-15; there will be no paycheck in June and July.
  • Faculty Mentoring Policy
    Effective August 16, 2011, each college must implement a formal mentoring program.
  • Modified Duties Policy for Tenure System and Health Programs Faculty with New Dependent Children
    Upon request, tenure system and Health Programs faculty members who have a new child (or new children) in the home under the age of 6 and/or not attending school full-time may be granted a period of modified duties for up to one semester without a reduction in effort and salary.