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.
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.
Historical University Council records can be found below.
Observers are invited to watch via the livestream on Kaltura MediaSpace.
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
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
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