Morris offers a number of ways that students can work individually with faculty on a diverse number of projects. Students should look at the opportunities below, and think of how they might work with their own academic interests and future plans. Please talk to any faculty member or your advisor if you are interested in pursuing a project.
Morris Academic Partnership
A Morris Academic Partner, or MAP, is a student in their third year of study (or junior standing by credits) at UMM who work with a faculty member individually on a scholarly or creative project. Students pursue projects that will enhance their own academic experience.
MAP students are expected to carry a minimum of 12 units, have a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of selection, and devote approximately eight hours per week to the project. Students do not earn units for a MAP; rather, there is a stipend of $1450 per semester, or $2900 per year. A MAP student is not allowed to hold any other Work Study or on-campus positions for the duration of the MAP. More MAP guidelines
Students are generally selected by faculty to assist them with projects, but students who want to work with particular faculty members are encouraged to speak to faculty about their interest. If you are interested in MAP, please click here and/or contact Professor Odello.
Morris Student Administrative Fellowship
A Morris Student Administrative Fellow, or MSAF, is a student who works with faculty and/or staff on administrative and managerial projects. The work that students perform will contribute to that student’s career goals and provide valuable experience in a number of administrative tasks. The MSAF program is open to all students in good academic standing.
MSAF students are expected to carry a minimum of 12 units and have a GPA of at least 2.0. Students do not earn units or hourly compensation for their work, but rather a stipend that is determined by the number of hours that is expected from the student per week for the semester. An MSAF does not exclude a student from participating in MAP, but the MAP and MSAF cannot be held at the same time. More MSAF guidelines
Students are generally selected for the MSAF depending on their talents, academic qualifications, and career interests. If you would like to know more about the MSAF program, please contact Professor Odello.