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Office of the Provost

Being Mentored and Being a Mentor

New Faculty Orientation

2 face-to-face sessions

The Office of the Provost sponsors New Faculty Orientation (NFO) to help all new full-time faculty make a smooth, enjoyable transition to the University. This welcome and orientation session is for all new full-time faculty: tenure-track and professional-track.

If you have questions about NFO, then please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at

Successful Mentoring

6 one-hour face-to-face sessions

This program is an evidence-based, interactive approach to becoming an effective mentor that will help develop the skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive mentoring relationships. The curriculum addresses the NIGMS and NIH guidelines for the preparation of mentors who are involved with training grants.

Garnet & Black Associate Professors Program

Nomination Process

The Garnet & Black Associate Professors Program is a year-long, mid-career professional development initiative designed to invest in the personal and professional success of associate professors at the University of South Carolina.  The program is open to tenured Associate Professors on the USC Columbia campus who have been tenured for at least 2 years. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The University of South Carolina is proud to be an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally recognized center that provides professional development and mentoring through a host of resources that are applicable across all fields of inquiry. 

Faculty Development Programs: College of Arts and Sciences

Programs support the development and promotion of A&S tenure-track, tenured and professional track faculty.  There are three distinct programming tracks:  Early-Career Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty, and Faculty of Color. Although the individual sessions are designed for a target audience, college faculty are welcome to attend any session that might be of interest.

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