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SPARC Meetings

Latest SPARC Meeting

OCT12
SPARC Meeting

Previous SPARC Meetings

Date Meeting Information

Apr. 13, 2021

  • Campus Update
  • Strategic Plan Accomplishments
  • What have we learned during the pandemic?
  • Meeting Summary
  • Presentation

Mar. 9, 2021

  • Facilities Master Plan Discussion, Focused Enrollment Groups Progress
  • Meeting Summary


Feb. 9, 2021


Nov. 17, 2020

  • The Strategic Plan & Application to Enrollment: Update, Facility Master Plan
  • Meeting Summary


Oct. 13, 2020

  • COVID 19 Update, HLC Visit, Strategic Plan
  • Meeting Summary


Sept. 15, 2020

Feb. 4, 2020

Nov. 12, 2019

Oct. 8, 2019
Sept. 10, 2019
  • Branding, Strategic Plan
  • Meeting Summary
Apr. 16, 2019
  • Open Educational Resources, Strategic Plan, Online Education
  • Meeting Summary
Mar. 19, 2019
  • University Branding and Legislative Update
  • Meeting Summary
Feb. 12, 2019
  • HLC Accreditation and Virtual Learning Center
  • Meeting Summary
Nov. 13, 2018
  • Now and Always Campaign, Strategic Planning:Branding, Reputation and Community, Strategic Planning: Academic Programs and Offerings
  •  Meeting Summary
Oct.  9, 2018
  • Vision and Mission Statements, Strategic Planning: Reducing "Silo" Thinking, Campus Project/Construction Update
  •  Meeting Summary
Sept. 11, 2018
  • Enrollment, Enhancing Resources, Future Forum Topics
  •  Meeting Summary
Apr. 10, 2018
  • Open Educational Resources, Strategic Planning Review & Update, E-Learning, IT Trends
  • Meeting Summary
Mar. 13, 2018
Feb. 13, 2018
Oct. 10, 2017
  • 2018 International Summer School, Comprehensive Campaign, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
  • Meeting Summary
Sept. 12, 2017
  • Enrollment Efforts, Discussion Topics for Future Forums
  • Meeting Summary
April 11, 2017
  • Free the Textbook: Reducing Student Debt, Center for Academic Literacies: HLC Initiative
  • Meeting Summary; Textbook OER presentation
Mar. 14, 2017
  • Student Debt, National and Institutional Trends
  • Meeting Summary; Student Debt Presentation with "sticky notes"
Feb. 14, 2017
  • Employee Survey, Campus Master Plan and Residence Hall Update
  • Meeting Summary; Suggestions to Grow the Number of Voluntary Residents Housing Suggestions
November 8, 2016
  • Rankings of Enrollment Suggestions, Ferris Involvement with the West Michigan Community, Fundraising Campaign for Ferris' Future
  • Meeting Summary; Enrollment Priority Survey Summary
October 11, 2016
September 13, 2016
  • Housing Update
  • Meeting Summary; 2016-2017 Meeting Topics - vote
June 9, 2016 
(SPARC Annual Retreat)
  • Strategic Enrollment Plan; University Plan for IT; North Residence Hall; Divisional and University Expectation
  • Meeting Summary
April 12, 2016
March 15, 2016
February 9, 2016