Course Dates: Texas Cohort 3

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 2022 – 7 credits
IDSL 805 (3 credits)
The Past, Present, and Future of Community Colleges
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Thursday, Jan. 13 (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Friday, Jan. 14 (8:30 am - 7:00 pm)
Saturday, Jan. 15 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Jan. 7 – Mar. 2, 2022
IDSL 810 (3 credits)
Critical Issues in the Community College
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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 – 7 credits
IDSL 825 (3 credits)
Foundations of Effective Leadership

Face-to-face  - Virtual

IDSL 825
Friday, May 20 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday, May 21 (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

IDSL 885
Saturday, May 21 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Sunday, May 22 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

May 13 - Jun. 26, 2022
IDSL 885 (3 credits)
Creating Culture of  Student Learning and Success
Jun. 27 - Aug. 10, 2022
IDSL 898 (1 credit)  May 23 - 24 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)  
Fall 2022 – 7 credits
IDSL 880 (3 credits)
Leadership for Teaching and Learning

Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, Aug. 26 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Aug. 27 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Aug. 19 – Oct. 12, 2022
 
IDSL 870 (3 credits)
Marketing & Community Engagement
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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 860 (3 credits)
Resource Development
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, Jan. 13 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Jan. 14 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Jan. 6 – Mar. 1, 2023
IDSL 840 (3 credits)
Qualitative Research
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, March 17 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, March 18 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Mar. 10 – May 3, 2023
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2023 – 6 credits
IDSL 845 (4 credits)
Quantitative Research
Face-to-face week in Big Rapids, MI
Friday, June 2 - Monday, June 5
May 12 - Jul. 19, 2023
IDSL 898 (2 credits)    
Fall 2023 – 7 credits
IDSL 894 (3 credits)
Practicum
Self-designed experience or study-abroad Aug. 18 – Oct. 11, 2023
IDSL 865 (3 credits)
Leveraging Human Resources
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
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 – 7 credits
IDSL 835 (3 credits)
Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, Jan. 12 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, Jan. 13 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Jan. 5 - Feb. 28, 2024
IDSL 855 (3 credits)
Managing Financial Resources

Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
Friday, March 15 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Saturday, March 16 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Mar. 8 – May 1, 2024
IDSL 898 (1 credit)    
Summer 2024 – 7 credits
IDSL 895 (3 credits)
Policy and Governance
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
June 21 - 25 (times TBD)
May 10 – Jun. 23, 2024
IDSL 830 (3 credits)
Leading Organizational Transformation & Cultural Change
Jun. 24 – Aug. 17, 2024
IDSL 898 (1 credits)  
Fall 2024 – 6 credits
IDSL 898 (6 credits)
Comprehensive Interviews and Presentations (CIPs)
Face-to-face at Lone Star College - Woodlands
September or October (days and times TBD)
September or October 2024
Commencement

Big Rapids
Times TBD

December 2024