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Faculty Orientation Week & Convocation: Faculty Orientation Week & Convocation

Faculty Orientation Week 2023: August 14 - 18


Dual Enrollment Students: Expectations and Limitations - PowerPoint

Presented by Renee Ruffalo

Introduction to Career Services @ SJR State

Presented by Michelle Fox

Managing Student Issues in the Classroom

Presented by the SJR State CARE Team: Dr. Edward Jordan, Dr. Doug Lobo, AVP Jack Hall, Dean Liz Wondell, Brian Keith, AVP Chuck Romer

New Product Updates for Canvas and Respondus

Presented by Heather Jones and Stephen Tomasovitch

No-Shows, Withdrawals & Disabilities: Managing Your Class Roster

Presented by AVP Jack Hall, Dean Liz Wondell, Suzanne Evans, George Brownett

SJR State's Ad hoc Wellness Committee

Presented by Katie Brown

Convocation 2023: August 17, 2023, 9:00 - 3:00

Convocation is held in the conference center at Thrasher-Horne and is required for all full-time faculty. 

The complete agenda will be provided at check-in. Check-in is from 8:30 - 9:00.

Morning provisions include coffee and water. Coffee will not be available after 11:00.

A boxed lunch from Firehouse Subs will be available free to attendees. Each boxed lunch includes a small turkey, Italian, or veggie sub, a bag of plain potato chips, and a chocolate chip cookie. Faculty are welcome to bring their own lunch. Refrigerator space is limited. Soda and water will be provided. Coffee will not be available during or after lunch. 

Breakout Session Presentation Materials

SJR State's QEP: The Viking Experience - Core to Career  Presented by Anastasia Hohrath and Dr. Summer Garrett

Using AI for Good: Tools and Approaches  Presented by Dr. Christina Will 

Guest Speaker: Sarah E. Krejci, PhD

photo of Dr. KrejciDr. Sarah Krejci is an Associate Professor of Biology and Integrated Environmental Science at Bethune-Cookman University and the Director of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan “Reimagining Innovations in Student Experiential Learning” and the Director of B-CU’s Center for Collaborative Experiential Learning. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Krejci has been actively engaged in the mentoring, training, and education of undergraduate and graduate students in the field of marine science. Dr. Krejci has 20 years of experience working with marine ornamental aquaculture, focusing on seahorse and pipefish species. She is the founder and manager of the Aquatic Research Laboratory at B-CU which specializes in seahorse aquaculture, water quality analysis, zooplankton culture and field studies, and living shoreline research. In the last five years she has researched and published in the field of science education focusing on visual literacy, open educational resources and socioscientific argumentation. She is the co-author on the book “Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law”, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives” among other publications.

More information can be found on her blog:, on Instagram and Twitter @kresearchlab and @risebcu, and

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