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Student Success Series

Bookmark this page as we will be adding new events as the term progresses. Participating in a webinar? Read these instructions. Contact Kim Giacalone at or call 631-632-7896 with questions.

Upcoming Events

Careers in Higher Education Conference
Friday, November 7, 9:30AM to 3:00PM. Student Activities Center.
Now in its fourth year, this free conference offers informative workshops and networking opportunities. »Details and Registration

Recent Events

New Student Orientation, Online Learning and Research Webinars
New to SPD? We offer several orientation webinarsfor new students. If you missed the webinar when it was offered, please click on the links below to review the PowerPoint and watch the recorded session.

All SPD students—new and returning—are encouraged to participate in the following webinars hosted by the University librarians.

SPD's student success series offers these and other webinars and events. »View upcoming programs

Recent Events

Phi Delta Kappa Friends of Education Award Dinner
Friday, June 13 at 6 PM EST. Wang Center
Details and photos

Online Learning Orientation Webinars - Online via SB Connect at 

  • Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00 PM Eastern
  • Wednesday, May 21 at 12:30 PM Eastern

Did you miss it? Watch a recording and download the PowerPoint (PDF).

NYSED Licensure Exams: Do public/private partnerships produce reliable assessments?
Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00PM Eastern • Online via SB Connect
Join Dr. Craig Markson, Assistant Dean for SPD’s Teachers Professional Development Institute, for a presentation of his research on the (mis)alignment among the exams, the standards and the curriculum that prepares K-12 candidates for leadership. Dr. Markson is the co-author of “Holding the Test Maker Accountable: The ISLLC Standards and the New York State School Building Leader Licensure Assessments” (Long Island Education Review, Fall 2013). 

For those who want to review the webinar or were unable to attend, we are pleased to provide links to the video recordingthe PowerPoint presentation (PDF) and the journal article (PDF) referenced in the presentation. 

Dowling University Doctoral Program for Educational Administration
Thursday, April 24@ 12 Noon Eastern
N-244 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building and Online via SB Connect at
HEA students and alumni are invited to an information session to find out more about Dowling College's EdD program in Educational Administration. If you live locally and are considering pursuing a doctoral degree, you should plan to attend.

»Details and Registration

St. John's Open House For EDL/SDBL Alumni Interested in Doctoral Studies 
Thursday, March 27 at 6:30PM
 • N112 Social & Behavioral Sciences
Current EDL and SDBL students and alumni are invited to attend an open house to learn how they can transfer their SBU credits into the St. John's EdD program, thus reducing the overall cost and time to completion. Details»

The New NYS School Building Leader Examination Wednesday, March 19 at 4:00PM Eastern | Webinar via SB Connect
Are you planning to take the New York State School Building Leader examination in the near future? You should know that the test has changed significantly. Join Educational Leadership faculty Dr. Kenneth Forman and Dr. Terrance O'Connor for an informative webinar as they explain what you need to know about the new tests.

For those who want to review the webinar or for those who were unable to attend, we are pleased to provide a link to the video recording as well as the PowerPoint presentation


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