Connect with Faculty

Connect with Faculty, Morgridge, UW-Madison

Wisconsin Idea Exchange

The Wisconsin Idea Exchange is an interactive database designed to help community groups and UW-Madison faculty and staff find collaborative community-based learning and research projects. Community groups can post project ideas or community needs in the database.

Explore the Wisconsin Idea Exchange

Create a Posting

You will enter your contact information and a description of what you are seeking.

Search Postings

Use to the search function to find what faculty have posted. You can search by name, department, issue or type of project.

Please Note:
If you are a community group seeking general student volunteers, please post those needs on

Community-based Learning Courses

Sometimes also called “service learning,” community-based learning (CBL) is a credit-bearing course that integrates meaningful community within course curriculum. 75-80 CBL courses are taught at UW-Madison every year.

Past CBL course examples include:

  • Health education students teaching stress management skills to a community group
  • A Spanish course in which students provided recreational programs for children in the Latino community
  • A journalism class that helped create a website to promote South Madison restaurants

Interested in partnering with a CBL course? Contact Beth Tryon at or (608)890-3334.


Research Partnerships

Have ideas that could use academic research assistance? Join the Wisconsin Idea Exchange.

Or click here to learn more about research partners.