Course Dates: Texas Cohort

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

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.

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Texas Cohort Courses Face-to-Face Dates Course Dates
Spring 2018 – 7 credits
IDSL 805 (3 credits)
The Past, Present, and Future of Community Colleges
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Thursday, Jan. 11 (4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 12 (8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 13 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Jan. 5 – Feb. 28, 2018
IDSL 810 (3 credits)
Critical Issues in the Community College
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, Mar. 16 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Mar. 17 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
March 9 – May 2, 2018
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2018 – 7 credits
IDSL 825 (3 credits)
Foundations of Effective Leadership
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, May 11 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, May 12 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
May 6 - June 22, 2018
IDSL 885 (3 credits)
Creating Culture of  Student Learning and Success

Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands

IDSL 885
Friday, July 13 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday, July 14 (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

IDSL 898
Saturday, July 14 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Sunday, July 15 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

June 25 - Aug. 8, 2018
IDSL 898 (1 credit)  
Fall 2018 – 7 credits
IDSL 880 (3 credits)
Leadership for Teaching and Learning
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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 870 (3 credits)
Marketing & Community Engagement
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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 860 (3 credits)
Resource Development
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, March 15 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, March 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
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids
May 31 - June 3 (times TBD)
May 10 - July 17, 2019
IDSL 898 (2 credits)    
Fall 2019 – 7 credits
IDSL 894 (3 credits)
Practicum
Unique schedule (created on your own) Aug. 16 – Oct. 9, 2019
IDSL 865 (3 credits)
Leveraging Human Resources
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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 835 (3 credits)
Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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 855 (3 credits)
Managing Financial Resources
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, Mar. 13 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Mar. 14 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Mar. 7 – April 30, 2020
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2020 – 7 credits
IDSL 895 (3 credits)
Policy and Governance
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
June 19 - 23 (times TBD)
May 9 – June 20, 2020
IDSL 830 (3 credits)
Leading Organizational Transformation & Cultural Change
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands
June 19 - 23 (times TBD)
June 23 – Aug. 6, 2020
IDSL 898 (1 credits)    
Fall 2020 – 6 credits
IDSL 898 (6 credits)
Comprehensive Interviews and Presentations (CIPs)
Face-to-face weekend at Lone Star College - Woodlands September 25-26, 2020
Commencement Big Rapids
Times TBD
December 2020