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December Faculty & Academic Staff Issue

1. Caring for Loved Ones Over the Holidays

2. Helpful Tips to Manage Your Flexible Spending Account

3. MSU Mobility App Win a Prize!

4. New Academic Advancement Network Website

5. Thriving at MSU Workshops

6. 2018 International Awards Ceremony Nominations

Student Employment Notes

7. Spring Student Employment Information

8. Hiring Students? View Updates to the Student Handbook

9. Events at a Glance

10. What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

11. Holiday University Closed Calendar


Caring for Loved Ones Over the Holidays

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Are you the primary caregiver for a parent, grandparent, ill spouse/partner or child with special needs? We understand this can sometimes make life feel stressful and overwhelming. To help, the WorkLife Office has put together some tips to reduce holiday stress while being a caregiver

Helpful Tips to Manage Your Flexible Spending Account

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Did you enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2018? Do you have FSA funds leftover from 2017? We're here to help you plan your FSA expenses as MSU's plan administrator transitions to WageWorks. Have questions? Visit the MSU HR website for answers about managing your FSA.

MSU Mobility App Win a Prize!

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MSU Mobility Planning is conducting research to improve how traffic flows across campus. The app "MSU Mobility Research" collects and uploads data from users as they move through campus. Every day you use the app equals another entry to win one of several prizes. The app is available for iPhone users search "MSU Mobility" in the app store. Learn more about the goals of this project or contest/prize details.

New Academic Advancement Network Website

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Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development, Juli Wade, invites you to explore the redesigned Academic Advancement Network website. You’ll find a fresh look, easy navigation, and a Tailored Search tool to more readily find professional development programs on campus and resources. Check out the new website.

Thriving at MSU Workshops

The “Thriving in the Tenure System I: Articulating Your Scholarly Identity through a Strong Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Packet” workshop will be held from 8 a.m. – Noon on February 19 in room B106/107 at the Henry Center. This program is designed for probationary tenure system faculty to provide important information about the process and expectations for reappointment and promotion to Associate Professor. Register here.

The Academic Advancement Network in collaboration with Academic Human Resources will host a program for fixed-term faculty. “Thriving as a Fixed-Term Faculty Member at MSU” will be held on February 23 from 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the MSU Union, Ballroom. This program is designed for fixed-term faculty members to provide important information and strategies about being successful in their careers. Register here.


2018 International Awards Ceremony Nominations

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The International Awards Ceremony, sponsored by International Studies and Programs, is your opportunity to recognize the international successes of the colleagues, community leaders, students, and alumni who are advancing international research, engaging with communities and/or inspiring the next generation of global citizens. 

You can nominate someone in your department or college here. Please submit your nomination by December 31, 2017.

Student Employment Notes

Spring Student Employment Information

The first day of spring classes is January 8, 2018. All student employees who have graduated, or those not enrolled for the spring se­mester, must be terminated no later than Sunday, February 4, 2018. All students may begin working up to 40 hours per week starting the week of finals on Sunday, December 10, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018.


Hiring Students? View Updates to the Student Handbook

If you employ student employees, there are a few new clarifications concerning student time records to the "Placing a Student on Payroll" section of the Student Handbook.

  • In the event that a time record is used in an electronic manner, the use of the msu.edu email address will be required as the signature authority for the transaction.
  • The records are to be maintained at least three years at the departmental level.

View the full Student Handbook on the HR website. Questions? Contact the Solutions Center at 517-353-4434 or email SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu.


Events at a Glance


What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

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Holiday University Closed Calendar

Monday, December 25, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, January 1, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

View the full Academic Calendar.