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Mentoring As Teaching Tool: A Case Study 
Original Broadcast Date: September 19, 2012

This webinar presents a case study of a doctoral student mentoring program implemented by the School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina during 2011. While designed to introduce students to academic life, the mentoring program emerged as a tool for developing doctoral student teaching skills. The presenter will discuss best practices for starting a mentoring program, describe the challenges and rewards of the program, and provide specific examples of program successes. The discussion will include suggestions for taking the initiative to participate in mentor/mentee activities even if a particular educational agency does not have a formal mentoring program in place. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of mentoring programs as tools for developing teaching skills.


Dr. Charles CurranCharles Curran
Dr. Charles Curran is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, who has earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Duquesne University, and the MLS and PhD from Rutgers. At the University of South Carolina he was awarded an MA in theatre in May, 2012. His work experience includes service in public, school, and academic libraries. His teaching experience includes service since 1974 on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), University of South Carolina, and visiting/adjunct appointments at several universities, including Rutgers, the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, and Clarion University. His interest in teaching as a performing art factors heavily in his course for doctoral students at SLIS, a course in which the central focus is on practice.

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