Academic Affairs Office of the Provost
1201 S. State Street
Timme Center, CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The Academic Leadership Council promotes university‐wide collaboration and facilitates implementation of University policies and initiatives that impact academic operations provides a forum for the development, exchange, and the advancement of best practices, academic integrity, and excellence; and makes recommendations to stakeholders to improve processes across all University locations.
Membership in the Academic Leadership Council is comprised of Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Directors, Department Chairs/Heads, and Assistant Department Chairs/Heads who operate under the Academic Affairs Division of Ferris State University. The Provost and Associate Provost(s) of Ferris State University are members of the Academic Leadership Council ex officio and enjoy the rights of full members, excepting the right to vote on council business or serve as council officers.
Members participate in meeting discussions, suggest topics and presenters to the chairperson for group meetings, request new agenda items, nominate themselves or other members to serve as council officers, and participate in voting.
This council meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Agenda items may be brought from any members or suggested by the Provost's Office.
Jennifer Johnson, Professor of Geography, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
Susan Bonner, Associate Professor and Program Chair, Digital Art and Design, Kendall College of Art and Design
Sheila MacEachron, Chair, Department of Health Administration and Health Information, Allied Health Science Interprofessional Core Coordinator, College of Health Professions