Connect with Faculty
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.
Create a Posting
You will enter your contact information and a description of what you are seeking.
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 VolunteerYourTime.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (608)890-3334.
Have ideas that could use academic research assistance? Join the Wisconsin Idea Exchange.
Or click here to learn more about research partners.