Entering Mentoring: Introduction to Mentor Training

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM


Career Center
Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5
1322 Greene St.
Columbia , SC 29208


Large Conference Room for workshop is located to the right of the reception desk.


The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


This workshop, the first in the series, will provide participants the opportunity to establish the group dynamics essential to successfully developing mentorship ability. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own philosophy of mentoring as a part of the program and prepare for upcoming workshops within the Entering Mentoring sequence.


This workshop is a requirement for the Entering Mentoring certificate of Completion.


** Registration Procedures Update **

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If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.


Participants must attend a workshop in its entirety to receive credit for the workshop in their training records. Late arrival and/or early exit from a workshop invalidates receiving credit. If technology issues require rescheduling of a workshop, participants must attend the workshop at the rescheduled time to receive credit. These policies apply to all CTE workshops/events, including workshops that qualify as requirements/electives for a certificate of completion.


Michael Matthews
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
College of Engineering and Computing

Michael Matthews is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and Vice Dean of the College of Engineering & Computing at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1986 and joined the University 1994. As Associate Dean he instituted and directs the college’s Principal Investigator Academy for new faculty. Mike instituted the Professional Development and Ethics sequence in the college and still is the primary instructor. He was named as one of five recipients of the Sloan Faculty Mentor of the Year from The Compact for Faculty Diversity in 2011 and is recognized as a Trained Facilitator in the Entering Mentoring curriculum of the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance.

Jack Turner
Director of Faculty and Distance Education
College of Engineering and Computing

Jack Turner is Director of Faculty and Distance Education in the College of Engineering and Computing. He received his PhD from the University of Wales, Lampeter in 2011. He has served the University of South Carolina previously as Director of Testing, and Instructor and Coordinator for the Information Literacy program (LIBR 101) where he has mentored multiple faculty and staff in improving their teaching and leadership. Before joining the University, Turner held certification as a FEMA Emergency Manager and as a FEMA Master Trainer. He is recognized as a trained facilitator of the Entering Research curriculum of the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance.