Course Dates: Cohort Nine

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 Nine 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 Nine Courses Face-to-Face Dates Course Dates
Summer 2018 – 7 credits
IDSL 805 (3 credits)
The Past, Present, and Future of Community Colleges
Face-to-face week at Schoolcraft College
Friday, May 11 (10:00 a.m.) – Tuesday, May 15 (5:00 p.m.)
May 4 - June 22, 2018
IDSL 810 (3 credits)
Critical Issues in the Community College
May 4 - May 15, 2018;
June 25  - Aug. 8, 2018
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Fall 2018 – 7 credits
IDSL 825 (3 credits)
Foundations of Effective Leadership
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Aug. 24 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 25 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Aug. 17 – Oct. 10, 2018
IDSL 885 (3 credits)
Creating Culture of Student Learning & Success
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Oct. 26 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 27 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 19 – Dec. 12, 2018
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Spring 2019 – 7 credits
IDSL 880 (3 credits)
Leadership for Teaching and Learning
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Jan. 11 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 12 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Jan. 4 – Feb. 27, 2019
IDSL 840 (3 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Friday, Mar. 15 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Mar. 16 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Mar. 8 – May 1, 2019
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2019 – 6 credits
IDSL 845 (4 credits)
Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3
May 10 – July 17, 2019
IDSL 898 (2 credits)    
Fall 2019 – 7 credits
IDSL 870 (3 credits)
Marketing & Community Engagement
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 860 (3 credits)
Resource Development
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 894 (3 credits)
Practicum
Students develop a unique schedule on their own. Jan. 3 – Feb. 26, 2020
IDSL 865 (3 credits)
Leveraging Human Resources
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 – 7 credits
IDSL 835 (3 credits)
Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
May 15 - 19, 2020
May 8 - June 21, 2020

IDSL 855 (3 credits)
Managing Financial Resources

June 22 - Aug. 5, 2020
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Fall 2020 – 7 credits
IDSL 895 (3 credits)
Policy and Governance
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 830 (3 credits) 
Organizational Transformation & Cultural Change
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 – 6 credits
IDSL 898 (6 credits)
CIPs
Face-to-face weekend at Schoolcraft College
Comprehensive Interviews and Presentations
Times TBD
March, 2021
Commencement Big Rapids
Times TBD
May, 2021