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2016-author-celebration-logoFourth Annual
Author Celebration Event

The Author Celebration Event recognizes individuals who have 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.

The Deadline for submissions has closed for 2016 but will reopen again fall 2016 for next year. 



 Academic Affairs Awards 2016  - Nominations now closed 

Nominations for Academic Affairs Awards 2016 are closed for this year. Please visit the Academic Affairs Awards page for nomination information in preparation for next year. 

 2016 Award Winners

Academic Scholar Award:

Nancy Hogan

Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award:

Christian Peterson

Distinguished Service Award:

Khagendra Thapa

Distinguished Teacher Award:

Sharon Colley

Diversity Enhancement Award:

Adnan Dakkuri

Excellence in Course Assessment Award:

Clifton Franklund

Excellence in Course Assessment Team Award:

Kathleen Bearden

Gary Maixner

Kristy Motz

International Educator of the Year Award:

Michael Berghoef

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award:

Nick Kuiper

Outstanding First Year Advocate Award:

No nominations for this year

Faculty and staff Academic Affairs Award winners of 2015 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. 

 Review recently posted PCAFs

Preliminary Curriculum Approval Forms (PCAFs) represent approved initial curriculum actions that are at the beginning of the curriculum approval process. This link will provide a current list of recently approved PCAFS for programs undergoing a curricular revision.

 Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Administrative Prof. Day

Friday, May 6, 2016 - Saturday, May 7, 2016



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