An orientation program for adjunct faculty, and regular faculty generally occurs once each Academic Year in the Fall semester. New Classified and Management Staff Orientations are held quarterly throughout the year. The program consists of get-acquainted activities, welcome by administrators, informational presentations by leaders and representatives from various departments, and possibly a tour of the campus.
New Staff Quarterly Orientation
Adjunct Faculty Orientation
New Faculty Orientation
The New Faculty Orientation will be held in August of each year followed by the year-long New Faculty Development Program workshops one Friday each month.
New Faculty Professional Learning Program
In addition to the two-day orientations, SRJC has developed an innovative and unique College Service Plan for our new tenure track (probationary) faculty, which is built into the contractual workload in Year One and Year Two of the tenure review process. In place of required committee work for the first two years, SRJC's new faculty participate in new faculty professional learning offered in collaboration with Professional Development.
In the fall, new faculty trainings will focus on 'nuts and bolts' of SRJC life, including tenure process overview, understanding shared governance, Admissions and Records procedures and much more. In the spring, the new faculty trainings will use a Community of Practice (CoP) model that invites you to select a specific pedagogical focus for the semester.
Our Community of Practice facilitators work with Academic Affairs, Academic Senate, Student Services, and the Professional Development Committee to schedule and facilitate the new faculty program, which includes; the 2-day orientation in August, the new faculty trainings, additional new faculty FLEX opportunities, and the mentoring program.
New Faculty Development Program Schedule Topic Overview: