Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

Academic Affairs
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Faculty and staff Academic Affairs Award winners were honored at the Employee Service Awards on April 30, 2015. To view the award winners and more information on the awards, go to the 2015 Academic Affairs awards.

2015 Award Winners

Stacy Anderson, Mari Kermit-Canfield, and Kristy Motz - Excellence in Course Assessment Team Award
Mary Bacon - Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award
Greg Gogolin - International Educator of the Year Award
Sarah Hinkley - Excellence in Course Assessment Award
Michael Klepser - Academic Scholar Award
Charles Malone - Outstanding First Year Advocate Award
Piram Prakasam - Diversity Enhancement Award
Matt Wagenheim - Distinguished Service Award
Joseph Wist - Outstanding Academic Advisor Award

Review recently posted PCAFs:

Master of Health Administration, Bachelor of Science Industrial Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Spanish, Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Professional Brew Management, Bachelor of Science in Sports Communication, Lean Healthcare Minor, and Cancer Information Management Certificate.

Author Celebration Event

Have you published, presented, or released a non-fiction book, scholarly article, chapter book, documentary, presentation, short story, fiction book, creative expressions, art exhibit, sound and video recording, poem or poster between the dates of January 1 and December 31 of 2015?

We would like to recognize YOU for all of your hard work and dedication. Please fill out the Author Celebration Submission Form to be considered for recognition on March 23, 2015 at the Author Celebration Event.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Definition of Insanity: Process & Results - 11:00 AM

Monday, December 14 - Friday, December 18, 2015

Exam Week

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fall Commencement

Friday, January 29, 2016

Author Celebration Event Submissions Due

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Author Celebration Event 

Women's Leadership Forum

The HERS Summer Institutes are an intensive, two-week residential program where participants gain knowledge, skills, and perspectives to advance as leaders in all institutional settings.

Ferris' Application deadline is now closed. New applications will be taken Fall 2016

The office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Jackie Hughes, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, and Meral Topcu, Social Sciences Department Chair and Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded full institutional support to participate in the 12-day Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Summer Leadership Institute. The intensive program prepares women faculty and administrators for leadership roles in higher education. Hughes and Topcu will attend their sessions Summer of 2016. 

Education Advisory Board


The Education Advisory Board (EAB) provides best practice research and practical advice to leaders of academic affairs, business affairs, student affairs, advancement, continuing, online, and professional education, and community colleges across North America.

Access the Education Advisory Board's resources at www.eab.com

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