UMBC’s Faculty Committee on Graduate Student Mentoring (MORE)


MORE (Mentoring Others Results in Excellence) is UMBC’s faculty committee on graduate student mentoring. Adopting the model developed at the University of Michigan, MORE engages with faculty and graduate students to foster conversations about mentoring. Specifically, the committee provides faculty with effective tools and practices for mentoring graduate students in an effort to improve retention, productivity, and overall student success. MORE committee members include a graduate student representative, the Associate Dean of the Graduate School, the Associate Dean of COEIT, and four faculty members with appointments across the colleges at UMBC.


Our Mission and Our Values

“The MORE program at UMBC strives to enhance the graduate experience through intentional conversations between faculty and students on mentorship”


Now Accepting Applications for the More Spring 2024 Workshop on May 3, noon – 3:45 p.m.!!! Participation is limited so please apply by April 19 to be considered!

Click here for the flyer. Click here for the application form.

Resources for Graduate Programs

The MORE Committee is available to facilitate departmental mentoring workshops and offer program consultations upon request. The department’s graduate program leadership will identify the motivation for the workshop, challenges to be addressed, and the desired outcomes that departments wish to see as a result of working closely with the MORE Committee. The workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of the program while offering faculty an opportunity to discuss norms for faculty-graduate mentoring within their field(s), and to discover the range of strategies that faculty use in mentoring graduate students.

Resources for Faculty and Graduate Students

MORE Ph.D Mentoring Workshop Spring 2024

What: Ph.D. Student and their faculty mentors spend an afternoon learning to have more meaningful and productive mentoring relationships.

When: May 3, 2024, noon to 3:45 p.m.

Where: bwTech@UMBC South Campus, 1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21227

Interested? Click here for more details and click here to apply. Participation is limited so please apply by April 19, to be considered.

Additional Mentoring Resources

[UMBC’s MORE mentoring program is adapted from the University of Michigan’s Faculty Committee on Mentoring