Entering Mentoring: Addressing Equity and Inclusion

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence

Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

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


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Diversity, in many dimensions, creates opportunities in a mentoring relationship, but diversity can also be a source of challenges for mentors and mentees. Learning to identify, reflect upon, learn from, and engage with people who are different from ourselves is essential for fostering an effective mentoring relationship and a broader intellectual community. This workshop will help you increase your own understanding of the role of diversity on mentor/mentee interactions, recognize the impact of conscious and unconscious preconceptions, biases, and prejudices, and identify concrete strategies for addressing issues of equity and inclusion.


This workshop is an elective for the Entering Mentoring certificate of Completion.

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Mohammed Baalousha
Assistant Professor
Arnold School of Public Health 

Mohammed Baalousha is an Associate Professor in the Arnold School of Public Health. He obtained a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine in 2001. He earned his Master’s in Applied Mechanics and PhD in Environmental Biogeochemistry from the University of Bordeaux in 2006. He completed postdoctoral research at the University of Birmingham between 2006 and 2013 and joined the University of South Carolina in 2014. He is a recipient of the 2016 NSF CAREER award 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, Jack 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.