FerrisNow Handbook - Curriculum, Assessment & Program Evaluation

  • University courses offered through concurrent or dual enrollment have the same departmental designations, course descriptions, numbers, titles and credits as courses offered on Ferris’ campus.

     

    Courses reflect the pedagogical, theoretical and philosophical orientation of the sponsoring college/university departments.

     

     

    Site visits ensure that courses offered through Ferris State's pre-college and Center for College Readiness programs are the same as courses offered on campus. Ferris program faculty or the designee conduct site visits.

     

  • Course evaluations at Ferris State University are designed to provide formative feedback to instructors. Ferris utilizes the IDEA form and the Student Assessment of Instruction (SAI) for evaluation.

    Each is delivered primarily online, though some departments still use paper evaluations.

    Faculty can access their course evaluationsthrough MyFSU. Instructions for viewing course evaluations are included in the November and April issues of the FerrisNow e-newsletter.

    University course evaluations website

  • The Higher Learning Commission has guidelines to assure the academic integrity of concurrent and dual enrollment programs and courses at accredited institutions. 

    Higher Learning Commission Dual Credit Programs and Courses

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    Ferris State University adheres to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) standards when offering courses to high school students in a high school or career and technical education center.

    NACEP Standards 

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    Ferris State University adheres to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) standards when offering courses to high school students in a high school or career and technical education center.

    The FerrisNow program conducts student surveys as well as surveys of high school administrators, teachers, and counselors to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of concurrent enrollment courses.

    NACEP Standards 

  • FerrisNow students are held to the same standards of achievement as students enrolled on any Ferris campus. 

    Students’ performances should be assessed using the same methods as students taking college courses on campus (papers, portfolios, quizzes, labs, etc.).

    Students are officially registered as Ferris  students. Courses are recorded on an official university transcript. Students enrolling in concurrent or dual enrollment courses for college credit must meet the same course pre-requisites as students on campus and meet FerrisNow enrollment guidelines.