Entering Mentoring: Promoting Professional Development

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This 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.


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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Murray Mitchell
Physical Education

Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School
College of Education

Murray Mitchell is a Professor in Physical Education with a focus on teacher education and curriculum, earning his baccalaureate and teacher certification from the University of Victoria, a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and his PhD from The Ohio State University. He currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean in the Graduate School. He is a trained facilitator of the Entering Mentoring curriculum of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), supported by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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.