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Welcome to Academic Governance at Michigan State University

The current academic governance system at Michigan State University was established in 1955. The Secretary for Academic Governance is Tyler Silvestri. Silvestri is an ex-officio member of University Council, Faculty Senate, The Steering Committee and Academic Congress. He serves those bodies as Secretary and Parliamentarian. Silvestri meets with the University Committee on Academic Governance working with that committee to review and interpret the University Bylaws for Academic Governance.

Along with other administrative offices, the Office of Academic Governance provides staff support to the the Steering Committee, University Council, Faculty Senate, and the University-Level Standing Committees. The office conducts and oversees elections for faculty vacancies on Standing Committees, Advisory Consultative Committees, At-Large Faculty Members of the Steering Committee and Other Boards and Committees.