Professional Development/Training Resources

Adobe Training

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning provides training on over 110 of the most commonly used software applications, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Appleworks, iTunes, SPSS, Blackboard, and many more. Atomic Learning breaks down each application into manageable tasks and explains each task with step-by-step visual instructions in one- to three-minute tutorials. You can view a tutorial when you have a quick question about a program you're using, or you can view a series of tutorials and master an entire application.

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is available to support faculty (and other employees) and to influence measurable effectiveness in teaching, advance scholarly activities, and promote innovation in teaching and learning. Offered services include:

  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Technology
  • Small Group Instructional Diagnosis
  • One-on-one Expert Assistance
  • Book Discussion Groups
  • Learning Communities
  • Faculty Enrichment Events

Global Compliance Network

Online employee training available through Human Resources includes the following topics: 

  • AED
  • Affirmative Action
  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Sexual Harassment

Public Safety Training

Specialized training to Departmental units for Campus Emergency situations such as Active Shooter or Explosives/Bomb Response are available on request.

Safety Office Training

The Safety Office conducts face-to-face training in a wide variety of areas including:

  • General Safety
  • Fork Lift
  • Man Lift
  • Others on demand  (Call Mike McKay at 231 591-2147 for more information)

Technology Training

Technical Training and Outreach provides training on the use and application of standard technologies to employees of Ferris State University. Some of the training materials available are:

  • Acrobat X Pro
  • Adobe Connect
  • Atomic Learning Basics
  • Classroom Technologies
  • Interactive Boards
  • iPad/iPod/iPhone
  • Lynda.com Basics
  • NetSupport School 11
  • New Employee Technology Orientation
  • Office 2010
  • Snagit
  • Windows 7 

Training and Development

The following links are to various training tools available:

Last updated: 10-25-2013