There are many additional resources you may access, offered through MSU’s institutional partnership with national and regional organizations. Please take advantage of these opportunities.

Academic Career Paths

NCFDD offers live and recorded webinars, courses, and workshops covering many topics that pertain to different stages of academic careers.

To receive many resources at no cost to you, register with your NetID for an account linked to our MSU institutional membership by clicking on the NCFDD website here (external link). Then register for upcoming seminars or access past documents and recorded sessions.

Teaching and Learning

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,350 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size.

AAC&U functions as a catalyst and facilitator, forging links among presidents, administrators, and faculty members who are engaged in institutional and curricular planning. Its mission is to reinforce the collective commitment to liberal education and inclusive excellence at both the national and local levels, and to help individual institutions keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges.

Information about AAC&U membership, programs, and publications can be found online at

The Association of American Colleges & Universities provides teaching and learning resources on many topics like integrative learning, global learning and social responsibility, diversity and inclusive excellence, and assessment of educational outcomes. To access AAC&U resources, sign up for an account here, making sure to note that your Primary Organization is Michigan State University.

Leadership Development

The American Council on Education is the nation’s largest coordinating body of accredited universities. It has excellent leadership development resources and advocates for higher education nationwide.

The Big Ten Academic Alliance offers leadership development programs like the Academic Leadership Program (ALP) and Department Executive Officer (DEO) Seminars, collaborative research opportunities and publications, and shared library collections and repositories within the network of the fourteen Big Ten universities.

The HERS Institute offers a collaborative, intersectional approach to leadership development for women who serve as faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education. Leaders develop skills through reflection on personal abilities, institutional contexts, and networking. Located at three U.S. campuses, the leadership program provides ongoing support for leaders across the university.

Research and Scholarship

The Association of American Universities is an association of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. They have studies, reports, and policies relevant to large research institutions.