Course Dates: Cohort Twelve

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 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 Twelve Courses Face-to-Face Dates Course Dates
Summer 2021 – 7 credits
IDSL 805 (3 credits)
The Past, Present, and Future of Community Colleges

Face-to-face week - Big Rapids
Friday, May 21 – Tuesday, May 25

May 14 - June 27, 2021
IDSL 810 (3 credits)
Critical Issues in the Community College
June 28  - Aug. 11, 2021
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Fall 2021 – 7 credits
IDSL 825 (3 credits)
Foundations of Effective Leadership
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Aug. 27 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Aug. 28 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Aug. 20 – Oct. 13, 2021
IDSL 885 (3 credits)
Creating Culture of Student Learning & Success
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Oct. 29 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Oct. 30 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Oct. 22 – Dec. 15, 2021
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2022 – 7 credits
IDSL 880 (3 credits)
Leadership for Teaching and Learning
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Jan. 14 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Jan. 15 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Jan. 7 – Mar. 2, 2022
IDSL 840 (3 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods
and Data Analysis
Face-to-face weekend at Grand Rapids
Friday, Mar. 18 (4:00 pm- 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Mar. 19 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Mar. 11 – May 4, 2022
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2022 – 6 credits
IDSL 845 (4 credits)
Quantitative Research Methods
and Data Analysis
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
Friday, June 3 – Monday, June 6
May 13 – July 20, 2022
IDSL 898 (2 credits)    
Fall 2022 – 7 credits
IDSL 870 (3 credits)
Marketing & Community Engagement
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Aug. 26 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm) 
Saturday, Aug. 27 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Aug. 19 – Oct. 12, 2022
IDSL 860 (3 credits)
Resource Development
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Oct. 28 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Oct. 29 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Oct. 21 – Dec. 14, 2022
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2023 – 7 credits
IDSL 894 (3 credits)
Practicum
Self-designed experience or study-abroad Jan. 6 – Mar. 1, 2023
IDSL 865 (3 credits)
Leveraging Human Resources
Friday, Mar. 17 (4:00 pm- 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Mar. 18 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Mar. 10 – May 3, 2023
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2023 – 7 credits
IDSL 835 (3 credits) 
Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
Friday, May 19 - Tuesday, May 23
May 12 - June 25, 2023

IDSL 855 (3 credits)
Managing Financial Resources

June 26 - Aug. 9, 2023
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Fall 2023 – 7 credits
IDSL 895 (3 credits)
Policy and Governance
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Aug. 25 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Aug. 26 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Aug. 18 – Oct. 11, 2023
IDSL 830 (3 credits) 
Organizational Transformation & Cultural Change
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Friday, Oct. 27 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Oct. 28 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Oct. 20 - Dec. 13, 2023
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2024 – 6 credits
IDSL 898 (6 credits)
CIPs
Face-to-face weekend in Grand Rapids
Comprehensive Interviews and Presentations
March, 2024
Commencement Big Rapids May, 2024