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.

Applying linguistics in the community: Lessons in Methodological Creativity
Thursday, April 4 | 9-10am at the Morgridge Center

Panelist include: Grady Kepler,

Linguistics is often unknown or misunderstood outside of academia, leading to a growing trend for linguists to pursue public engagement in some form. However, how we disentangle public engagement from participatory engagement makes a difference in how we view our role with the community. In this talk, Grady Kepler will share his experiences applying linguistics and linguistic knowledge to different community spaces, and how methodological creativity can open doors for community-engaged approaches.

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

There are no upcoming workshops at the moment.

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