The rank of Academic Specialist was established more than 50 years ago in 1959.
Since then, Academic Specialists have served in the functional areas of teaching, curriculum development, advising, research, and outreach.
For more information on the history of specialists at MSU, please click here to see a PowerPoint slideshow.
The Academic Specialist Advisory Committee (ASAC) provides the governance structure for the academic specialist community. ASAC consists of elected and appointed individuals from the Academic Specialist community. ASAC provides advice to the Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources on matters of common interest. The operating principles and election procedures for ASAC are defined in the ASAC bylaws.