Entering Mentoring: Promoting Professional Development

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

 

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Details

A goal of most mentoring situations is to enable the mentee to identify and achieve both academic and professional objectives. Though learning to do disciplinary research is an important academic outcome in research mentoring relationships, there are many other outcomes that will influence a mentee’s future career. Mentors should consciously consider and support their mentees to achieve these other outcomes.

 

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


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Facilitator


Michael Matthews
Senior Associate Dean
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. Matthews 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 Education Enhancement
College of Engineering and Computing


Jack Turner is Director of Faculty and Distance Education (Academic Programs Director) 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.