My Spartan Story & the Spartan Experience Record could not be possible without the support of MSU faculty/staff. As activity creators, leaders, facilitators and assessors of co-curricular learning and engagement, faculty/staff play an imperative role in the submission and validation process to recognize the great co-curricular involvement and learning of undergraduate Spartans. We look forward to helping you get started with My Spartan Story and familiarizing you to our processes to support student engagement and success.

To get started, please review our Faculty/Staff Resources and FAQ’s. Additionally, to get a full introduction to My Spartan Story and the SER, we welcome you to sign-up for a My Spartan Story Workshop below. Questions? Please email us through the Contact webpage.

Here are a number of frequently asked questions by and for faculty/staff:

Workshop Opportunities

We have several upcoming opportunities to learn about My Spartan Story through our faculty and staff workshops.  All sessions will be hosted via Zoom.

My Spartan Story General Faculty/Staff Workshops Fall 2021 Dates

By attending, you will learn about My Spartan Story and the Spartan Experience Record and the process to submit opportunities you advise and/or supervise to be included within the record. To sign up, visit: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCoMG5wJgbCgpfg 

  • Thursday, September 23, 2 – 3p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 6, 1 – 2p.m.
  • Friday, October 22, 10 – 11a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 2, noon – 1p.m.
  • Monday, November 8, 3 – 4p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 9 – 10a.m.

My Spartan Story Sprint Workshops

Join the My Spartan Story Team to walk through the Spartan Experience submission process and prepare at least one submission draft during the session. To sign up, visit https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MIyiC3b2QtqSYS

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2 – 3p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16, 11a.m – noon
  • Friday, December 10, 1 – 2p.m.

Spring 2021 Validator Information

As we complete the semester, we appreciate Activity Validators verifying the participation and learning of your students specifically for activities that have concluded at the end of Spring term.

Why is completing validation important?

Validating student participation in a My Spartan Story activity allows the position/role the student held to display on their Spartan Experience Record (SER). Until their participation/learning is validated, it does not display on their SER. Once complete, students will be notified about the position added to their record.

We have two options to complete validation:

Option 1: Login to My Spartan Story and Validate Your Students

We welcome you to login to the My Spartan Story platform to validate your students. With student net I.D.s ready, you are set to begin the process.

For step-by-step instructions, please follow the “Add Students to Activity” guide found here: https://mystory.msu.edu/faculty/resources/

Option 2: Provide Us with Helpful Information for the My Spartan Story Team to Validate Your Students

Please complete this form and find helpful information as to what should be included in the Excel document to assist us with validating your students’ participation and learning. The My Spartan Story Team will contact you once we have completed the upload.

When should validation be completed by for academic year positions?

We would appreciate if validations for Spring 2021 can be added by June 1, 2021.

Drop-In Hours

Please stop by our drop-in hours if you need assistance or have any questions on validation, new submissions, or anything related to My Spartan Story and the Spartan Experience Record. Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/96538290921

  • Monday, May 3, 12:30 – 2:00p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 3:00 – 4:30p.m.
  • Friday, May 21, 11:00a.m. – 12:30p.m.
  • Thursday May 27, 2:30 – 4:00p.m.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the My Spartan Story Team at mystory@msu.edu with any questions.

Activity provider? Post an opportunity for students

Are you interested in posting an opportunity for students to add to their Spartan Experience Record? The My Spartan Story platform provides an easy-to-use application and validation system designed to quickly add opportunities to the catalog/database.

Platform roles and actions

Discover the different roles within the My Spartan Story platform and what each role can accomplish.

Get in touch

Contact us to schedule a one-on-one or unit level meeting, ask questions, and learn more about My Spartan Story.