New Faculty Seminars
The First and Second Year Seminars bring together the new faculty members from all areas of the College in a collegial and informal setting. The First Year Seminar provides a venue for new faculty to share their professional expertise, to learn from each other as well as learn about TCC.
The New Faculty Seminars are designed to facilitate the professional and personal integration of new faculty members into the college community. The goals of the New Faculty Seminars are:
- To provide an introduction to TCC's learning centered philosophy.
- To share information about programs, resources and services that support faculty and students.
- To provide opportunities to explore and discuss issues related to teaching and learning.
- To offer a forum for sharing experiences and best practices.
- To provide opportunities to form collegial relationships.
- To learn about and participate in shared governance at TCC.
- To address issues related to professional growth.
“Professional development is important in keeping us fresh in our fields and leads to helping us become life long learners. I am excited about the opportunity to facilitate and give back to the program that was so valuable to me as a new faculty member.”
Natural Sciences Associate Professor
Facilitator, New Faculty Seminars
Bob Lutz, Natural Sciences Associate Professor and Facilitator for the New Faculty Seminars, received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marine Biology from UNC-Wilmington and a Masters Degree in Biological Oceanography from The Florida State University.
Prior to coming to TCC, Bob worked at the Office of Science Teaching Activities at FSU where he was involved with the professional development of K-16 teachers. Bob has been teaching Oceanography and Earth Science at TCC since 2010. In his short time at TCC, Bob has been involved in educational research on learning in his classroom and presented at three national conferences on teaching pedagogy, most recently at the Ocean Sciences Meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is actively involved on campus with science outreach and serves on standing committees and advisory boards.
Bob is looking forward to being a part of the New Faculty Seminar Series and sharing his years of experience in professional development. When Bob is not on campus he enjoys travelling, beekeeping, ceramics, and watching and playing sports.
Second Year Faculty Presentations