Course Dates: Cohort Four

DCCL courses generally run 7.5 weeks and include face-to-face and online components.

Summer semester begins with a two-day program orientation followed immediately by the start of summer courses. Summer courses begin with five days of face-to-face delivery followed by online delivery through the end of the semester. The five-day, face-to-face component for Cohort Four runs from Monday through Friday.  The online portions of the two summer courses will follow consecutively, with IDSL 805 completing first and then ending the semester with IDSL 810.

Fall and Spring courses run consecutively - each for 7.5 weeks with about 1 week between courses. Breaks may require some follow-up course work or pre-course work. Fall and Spring courses generally begin on a Friday (the Friday before the regular Ferris courses begin) and end on a Wednesday – constituting 7.5 weeks.  Each course typically includes one face-to-face component generally held during the second weekend of each class as follows: Friday 4 pm to 9 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Cohort Four Courses Face-to-Face Dates Course Dates
Summer 2013 – 7 credits
IDSL 805 (3 credits)
Prospectus
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
Friday, May 17 (10:00 a.m.) – Tuesday, May 21 (5:00 p.m.)
May 22 - June 27, 2013
IDSL 810 (3 credits)
Critical Issues
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
Friday, May 17 (10:00 a.m.) – Tuesday, May 21 (5:00 p.m.)

June 30 – Aug. 7, 2013

IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Fall 2013 – 7 credits
IDSL 825 (3 credits)
New Leaders
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Aug. 23 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 24 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Aug. 16 – Oct. 9, 2013
IDSL 835 (3 credits)
Strategic Planning
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Oct. 25 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 26 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)  
Oct. 18 – Dec. 11, 2013
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2014 – 7 credits
IDSL 885 (3 credits)
Creating Culture of Student Learning & Success
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Jan. 17 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 18 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Jan. 10 – Mar. 5, 2014
IDSL 840 (3 credits)
Qualitative Research
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Mar. 21 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Mar. 22 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Mar. 14 – May 7, 2014
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2014 – 6 credits
IDSL 845 (4 credits)
Quantitative Research
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
June 8 – June 12
May 16 – July 20, 2014
IDSL 898 (2 credits) Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
June 8 – June 12
May 16 – July 20, 2014
Fall 2014 – 7 credits
IDSL 870 (3 credits)
Marketing & Community Engagement
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Aug. 22 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 23 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Aug. 15 – Oct. 8, 2014
IDSL 855 (3 credits)
Managing Physical & Financial Resources
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Oct. 24 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 25 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 17 – Dec. 10, 2014
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2015 – 7 credits
IDSL 894 (3 credits)
Practicum
Student develops unique schedule on own Jan. 9 – Mar. 4, 2015
IDSL 860 (3 credits)
Resource Development
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, March 20 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, March 21 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Mar. 13 – May 6, 2015
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2015 – 6 credits
IDSL 895 (3 credits)
Policy and Governance
Face-to-face week in Traverse City
Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
June 15 – July 24, 2015
IDSL 898 (3 credits)    
Fall 2015 – 7 credits

IDSL 865 (3 credits)
Human Resources

Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Aug. 28 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 29 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Aug. 21 – Oct. 14, 2015
IDSL 880 (3 credits) Transformative Teaching Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Oct. 30 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 31 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 23 - Dec. 16, 2015
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2016 – 7 credits
IDSL 830 (3 credits)
Leading Organizational Transformation & Cultural Change
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Jan. 15 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 16 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Jan 8 - Mar 2, 2016
IDSL 898 (4 credits)
CIPs
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Comprehensive Interviews and Presentations
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