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Faculty Focus

Michigan State University is an inclusive, knowledge-driven community known for traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and a liberal arts foundation. MSU’s cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs.

As a public, research-intensive, land-grant university funded in part by the state of Michigan, MSU encourages scholarship and creative activity across all disciplines in an effort to:

  • provide outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to promising, qualified students in order to prepare them to contribute fully to society as globally engaged citizen leaders
  • conduct research of the highest caliber that seeks to answer questions and create solutions in order to expand human understanding and make a positive difference, both locally and globally
  • advance outreach, engagement, and economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven, and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities, at home and around the world

– adapted from the Mission Statement of the Faculty Handbook approved by the Board of Trustees on April 18, 2008.