OFASD Virtual “Coffee Hours”

Whether you are a new member of the MSU community or someone with years of experience here, there are times when a faculty or academic staff member looks to talk about career issues with someone who understands academic work in its many forms.

Establish and Advance Your Goals in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year! Whether this is the start of a new academic career or a position at a new institution, we at the Academic Advancement Network (AAN) hope that the New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation will be a productive engagement for you.

2017 Research Orientation

This session was a collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and the Academic Advancement Network.

2017 Research Orientation Materials

Professional Development Organizations

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,


The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development is organized around four nodes, each covering a topic that is crucial to the development of the careers of faculty and academic staff.

Research & Scholarship

Much of the work in the Research and Scholarship node occurs via collaboration with academic units locally. These opportunities are designed to help you develop and sustain your unique contributions and perspectives for the enrichment and transformation of the University and beyond.