Event Overview

The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development provides professional development opportunities and resources so that all academics at MSU can thrive. The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development, in collaboration with the Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs, will host this program for fixed-term faculty, including health programs and FRIB faculty.  This program is designed specifically for fixed-term faculty members to provide important information and strategies about being successful in their careers and their roles at Michigan State University.

Workshop objectives are to:

  • Discuss the changing landscape in higher education and the role fixed-term faculty have in the new climate
  • Clarify the nature of the various academic appointment types at MSU
  • Clarify expectations, expectations for success and promotion, and setting development goals
  • Help individuals recognize the need for mentors and suggest approaches to obtain them
  • Review strategies for documentation and record-keeping
  • Provide breakout sessions focused on policies and procedures around promotion
  • Provide a venue for questions and answers

Helpful Resources

Policies and Procedures

  1. Promotion of Fixed-Term Faculty (external link to MSU Human Resources website)
  2. Annual Performance Review for Fixed Term Faculty (external link to MSU Human Resources website)


  1. Documenting Your Accomplishments Video (external link)
  2. Leveraging Your Annual Evaluation (external link)
  3. Examples of Form D for Fixed-Term Faculty
  4. Examples of Reflective Essays for Fixed-Term Faculty
  5. Funding sources from Undergraduate Research
  6. Promotion of Fixed Term Faculty
  7. Promotion of HP Faculty
  8. Promotion of FRIB/NSCL Faculty
  9. FORM B: Recommendation FOR DESIGNATION B Appointment in the Union of non-Tenure Track Faculty

Registration for this event coming soon.

Materials from past workshops including video recordings of the session may be found on the Past Events Archive page.