Academic Affairs Office of the Provost
1201 S. State Street
Timme Center, CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The preliminary curriculum approval process assures that curriculum development is aligned with the Ferris State University Strategic Plan. The PCAF requires a brief description that provides a rationale for the initiative demonstrating market demand while also detailing a 3-year budget and enrollment plan. The PCAF is reviewed by department administrators, deans, the Provost or their designee and the President’s Council. Approval of the PCAF does not guarantee funding support from Academic Affairs.
Approval of the PCAF does not guarantee final approval of the full proposal. Approved PCAFs are posted on the Academic Affairs website to inform the entire University community about programs under development.
A PCAF is required for the following curriculum initiatives:
You can download a copy of the PCAF here. (current on 2/24/2021)
Ferris State University’s Board of Trustees will review and approve new academic programs at their regular board meetings throughout the year.