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University Council 

The University Council is composed of the members of Faculty Senate, members of the Appointed Council, all faculty serving as Chairpersons of College Advisory Committees (or their designees), the Chairperson of Athletic Council (or the Chairperson’s designee), members of the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU), members of the Council of Graduate Students (COGS), Chairpersons of University-level Standing Committees, The Steering Committee, the President, the Provost, and designated ex officio members.

The University Council brings together faculty, student, and administration representatives to discuss issues that involve the entire University.  While the Faculty Senate may seek input from the University Council on proposals regarding curricular issues, faculty tenure and promotion issues, and faculty salary and benefits issues, the primary focus of discussion in the University Council is on other issues that are not the core responsibility of the Faculty Senate.

The University Council considers and act upon all matters within its purview brought before it by The Steering Committee, the President or the Provost, and provides a forum for the dissemination of information and exchange of views regarding University policy.

University Council 

3:15-5:00 p.m. | Zoom

September 27, 2022 - Cancelled 
October 18, 2022
November 22, 2022
January 31, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 28, 2023
April 25, 2023

Resolutions that have been adopted by University Council can be found below.

University Council Resolutions

Historical University Council records can be found below.

University Council Records

Meeting Documents


Minutes - PDF and Word  

Observers are invited to watch via the livestream on Kaltura MediaSpace.

Agenda - PDF and Word

Attachment A: Revised Religious Observance Policy with Track Changes - PDF and Word

Attachment B: Revised Religious Observance Policy - PDF and Word

Attachment C: Voting Encouragement Resolution - PDF and Word

Attachment D: Proposed Bylaw Amendment Steering Committee Composition - PDF and Word

Attachment E: Proposed Bylaw Amendment UCSA Name Change - PDF and Word

Ad Hoc University Sustainable Investment Working Group Report - PDF

Minutes - PDF and Word 



Video Timestamps


Approval of the Agenda: 2:03 
Approval of the Minutes: 3:00


Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff: 3:14
Interim Provost Designate Thomas Jeitschko: 22:23
EVPHS Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. 28:40
Faculty Senate Chairperson Karen Kelly-Blake: 34:00

Graduate Enrollment and Student Success 37:40

Undergraduate Enrollment and Student Success 1:00:36

Bylaws Amendment re: Faculty Senate Election Process 1:31:57

Discussion of the University's Relationship with Sports-Betting 1:39:37

Agenda - PDF and Word 

Attachment A: Bylaw Amendment re: Faculty Senate Elections  - PDF and Word 

Minutes - PDF and Word  

Agenda - PDF and Word 

Attachment A: Sustainable and Just Investing Proposed Resolution - PDF and Word 

Attachment B: Sustainable and Just Investing Presentation - PDF and PPTX 

Attachment C: Sustainable and Just Investing Final Report - PDF and Word 

Attachment D: Reasons MSU Should Not Encourage ESG Investments Presentation - PDF and PPTX

Minutes - Pending 

Agenda - PDF and Word 

Attachment A: Proposed Bylaw Amendment re: Faculty Voting Rights - PDF and Word  

Minutes - Pending

Approved Presidential Search Procedure Proposal - PDF and Word

Agenda - PDF and Word 

Attachment A: Presidential Search Committee Faculty and Student Procedures - PDF and Word 

Attachment B: Bylaws Amendment - Faculty Voting Rights - PDF and Word 

Attachment C: Donor Accountability Resolution - PDF and Word  

Agenda - PDF and Word 

Attachment A: UCC Short Report - PDF and Word 

Attachment B: UCC Long Report - PDF and Word 

Attachment C: Miller Isaacson Presidential Search Listening Session - PDF and Word 

Attachment D: About Miller Isaacson Team - PDF and Word