UW students take part in a Material Science & Engineering 350 class

Professional Development

The Morgridge Center plans a series of workshops for faculty and staff, based on what Community-based Learning instructors have shared they would like more support with.

We also host Bagels and Research (typically held monthly during academic semesters) presentations highlighting Community-based Research on the UW campus. Presenters included graduate students, faculty/staff and community partners. This series showcases the breadth of community-based research on campus by providing in-depth examples of current research as it relates to students learning outcomes, community impacts and theoretical exploration.

Kara Kratowicz and Lori DiPrete Brown; Working with Local Government for Sustainable Development and Equity: Lessons from Experience

This event has been postponed. We will share out once a new date has been decided. Thank you for your understanding.

In fall 2021, Civil Society and Community Studies 460: Leadership for the Social Good (Lori DiPrete Brown) worked with City of Madison colleagues (Kara Kratowicz) to collaborate on selected projects related to sustainable development, equity and the social good.  This presentation will highlight lessons from leaders and share insights about the power and promise of collaborating with local government.  They will also talk about this in the context of civil society overall, including the informal sector, the non-profit sector and social movements. 

They will present the experience with the course with a few slides. Then each of them will speak without slides about local government and civil society. They expect to have a good amount of time for Q&A and they have a way to encourage dialogue that they will use for discussion, and has broader application to community-engaged conversations.


Past Bagels and Research Presentations
Click here to view past Bagels and Research presentations.

There are no upcoming events.

Community Partnerships & Outreach Staff Network members share a vision of the Wisconsin Idea that recognizes community members as full partners, essential to the engaged, collaborative work that transforms our communities and institutions for the public good.

The Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) Staff Network was established in 2008 as a community of practice of University of Wisconsin–Madison staff members who span the boundaries between campus and community. Staff members are the “brand representatives” of the Wisconsin Idea.

CPO Staff Network professionals facilitate projects, programs, services and relationships with community partners that are sustained, mutually beneficial, equitable and respectful of the knowledge, values, priorities, resources and needs of all partners. Visit the CPO staff network page for upcoming meetings.

Community-Engaged Scholarship Specialist Cory Sprinkel: sprinkel@wisc.edu