UW-Madison and the Morgridge Center for Public Service offer many resources for those who wish to pursue community-based research. There are several courses that are regularly offered about the pedagogy and practice of CBR, including:
- Counseling Psychology 620 – Best practices in community-engaged scholarship
- Chican@/Latin@ Studies 330 – Community-based research
- Civil Society and Community Studies 570 – Community-based research and evaluation
- Civil Society and Community Studies 801 – Proseminar in engaged scholarship
- Civil Society and Community Studies 801 – Mixed methods and community-based action research
The Morgridge Center hosts an interactive online database called the Wisconsin Idea Exchange that collects campus and community partnerships. You can use the Exchange you can use to see what faculty, staff, and graduate students are engaged with the community. Exploring the database can also help you discover what campus-community collaborations are already going on. Additionally, you can upload your information in the database to help find community collaborators!
Graduate students interested in community-based research can join the Association of Graduate Engaged Scholars (AGES), a network of community-minded graduate students.
You may find it helpful to join our Engaged Scholarship listserv to receive regular updates, opportunities and events.
You may also be interested in our Course Development Grants.
Each fall semester we offer a one-credit course, Best Practices of Community-Engaged Scholarship.
We are also happy to meet with you individually! Please contact our Assistant Director, Community-Engaged Scholarship, Beth Tryon at firstname.lastname@example.org.