Course Development Grant proposals are evaluated according to the following criteria:
1. Course Relevance
Funding may be used to support only those courses that incorporate community-based research pedagogy into its curriculum. Proposed community-based learning courses must meet the Community-based Learning guidelines.
2. Under-represented UW-Madison Student Involvement
The proposal should describe how the course will involve a diverse group of UW-Madison students, particularly under-represented students, and clearly describe their roles and responsibilities in addressing a community-identified need.
3. Student Learning Impacts
The proposal must address UW-Madison student learning outcomes (both academic and professional development) and how these will be measured.
4. Community Partners
Prospective community partners involved in the course must be clearly identified. Their involvement and roles must be clearly articulated.
5. Community Impacts
The proposed course must identify a target population(s) and explain the broader impacts of the class on the community, as well as potential longer-term impacts on the specific target population(s).
6. Budget Alignment with Program Design
The budget must be clear and concise and provide a realistic representation of the financial need. Information must be presented in the format provided on the budget form. Any modification of that format will result in rejection of the proposal.
A Review Committee consisting of at least two Morgridge Center for Public Service staff and at least 2 faculty and/or instructional staff will review the application and budget with notification of award early in the Spring 2019 semester.