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Project-Based Mentorship Program (PBM)


Mentoring pairs usually meet once every week or two. A schedule (the dates) of the meetings should be submitted as part of the end-of-year report (see below).

The mentoring pair should design an activities/discussion plan for the academic year. These activities should be related to the goals set forth in the application.


Both the mentor and mentee must submit an end-of-year report to Adele Lawler, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean, 315 Behmler Hall.


The Project-Based Mentoring Program fosters the professional development of faculty on the tenure-line and in multiple-year appointments by providing them with a senior mentor to assist them with advancement at UMN Morris and with becoming fully integrated into the campus mission. Each member of the mentoring pair will be reimbursed up to $500 to support professional development purposes. For example, the funds could be used for attendance at professional meetings or for the purchase of professional books, journals, software, teaching aids (note: items purchased with UMN funds belong to UMN, although they may reside with individual faculty for the duration of that faculty member’s appointment). Jointly attending a relevant training or relevant conference is strongly encouraged.

Travel or purchases must be made through the Dean’s Office. Reimbursement requests for all expenses must be submitted to Adele Lawler ( or 320-589-6018) in the Dean’s Office within 60 days of expenditure.

PBM Call for Applications
PBM Application Form