Entering Mentoring: Aligning Expectations

Tuesday, November 15, 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. 


Registration for this session has reached capacity. Registration is now closed.


One of the most critical elements of the mentor-mentee relationship is having a shared understanding of what the objectives of the relationship are. When challenges arise in the relationship, it is likely because there has been a misunderstanding about what the expected objectives of the relationship are. Additionally, relationships and their expectations change over time as the mentee grows, meaning that frequent and consistent adjustment of the expectations of mentors and mentees is required to for mentorship to be successful.


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

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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, 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.