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

Your three-year journey begins in the summer with a one-day program orientation followed immediately by the start of summer courses. Summer courses include five days of face-to-face delivery with the remainder being online through the end of the semester. The first five-day, face-to-face component for Cohort Ten runs from Friday through Tuesday.  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.

**Dates are subject to change up until the first class begins.

Cohort Ten Courses Face-to-Face Dates Course Dates
Summer 2019 – 7 credits
IDSL 805 (3 credits)
The Past, Present, and Future of Community Colleges
Face-to-face week at Schoolcraft College
Friday, May 17 (9:00 a.m.) – Tuesday, May 21 (5:00 p.m.)
May 10 - June 21, 2019
IDSL 810 (3 credits)
Critical Issues in the Community College
June 24  - Aug. 7, 2019
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Fall 2019 – 7 credits
IDSL 825 (3 credits)
Foundations of Effective Leadership
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
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, 2019
IDSL 885 (3 credits)
Creating Culture of Student Learning & Success
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
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, 2019
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2020 – 7 credits
IDSL 880 (3 credits)
Leadership for Teaching and Learning
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Jan. 10 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 11 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Jan. 3 – Feb. 26, 2020
IDSL 840 (3 credits)
Qualitative Research
Methods and Data Analysis
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Mar. 13 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Mar. 14 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Mar. 6 – April 29, 2020
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2020 – 6 credits
IDSL 845 (4 credits)
Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
Friday, May 29 – Monday, June 1
May 11 – July 17, 2020
IDSL 898 (2 credits)    
Fall 2020 – 7 credits
IDSL 870 (3 credits)
Marketing & Community Engagement
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Aug. 21 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 
Saturday, Aug. 22 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Aug. 14 – Oct. 7, 2020
IDSL 860 (3 credits)
Resource Development
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Oct. 23 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 24 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 16 – Dec. 9, 2020
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2021 – 7 credits
IDSL 894 (3 credits)
Practicum
Students develop a unique schedule on their own. Jan. 8 – Mar. 3, 2021
IDSL 865 (3 credits)
Leveraging Human Resources
Face-to-face session during AACC Convention Mar. 12 – May 5, 2021
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2021 – 7 credits
IDSL 835 (3 credits) 
Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
May 21-25, 2021
May 7 - June 25, 2021

IDSL 855 (3 credits)
Managing Financial Resources

June 28 - Aug. 11, 2021
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Fall 2021 – 7 credits
IDSL 895 (3 credits)
Policy and Governance
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Aug. 27 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 28 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Aug. 20 – Oct. 13, 2021
IDSL 830 (3 credits) 
Organizational Transformation & Cultural Change
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Oct. 29 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 30 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 22 - Dec. 15, 2021
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2022 – 6 credits
IDSL 898 (6 credits)
CIPs
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Comprehensive Interviews and Presentations
March, 2022
Commencement Big Rapids May, 2022