Recognition awards, presented annually, honor faculty and staff whose dedication of time and expertise make the Morgridge Center for Public Service a national model. Awards also provide funding for recipients to advance their work and may be used as seed money to attract additional research grants.
Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award
The Morgridge Center for Public Service will join the 60+ year tradition of honoring outstanding educators with teaching awards. Recipients are selected for their enthusiasm, creativity, commitment and ability to inspire and motivate students through community-based learning courses, and participation in academically rigorous community-based research.
Academic and University Staff Distinguished Service Award
Academic and university staff employees make essential contributions to campus/community partnerships. They teach classes, conduct community-based research, participate in outreach and service programs and help administer programs for students and instructors.
Faculty Incentives Program
Incentive grants enable faculty to pursue advanced community-engaged research.
Faculty Fellows Program for Early-Career Faculty
The Faculty Fellows Program provides an incentive for early-career faculty to particpate community-engaged learning and create service learning courses. Each year, the Morgridge Center will select early-career faculty to engage in seminars on community-engaged learning best practices and give them a small grant to help implement a course.
Graduate Student Project Assistantship
The Graduate Student Project Assistant trains faculty, liases with community partners, analyzes data and works directly with students taking service learning courses. Graduate students receive a monthly stipend, tuition remission and are eligible for health insurance.
New Outreach Community of Practice Hire
The UW-Madison Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) unites faculty and staff who share a vision of the Wisconsin Idea. The CPO network recognizes community members as full partners essential to the collaborative work that transforms both our community and institution for the public good. Creation of a position to coordinate communication and activities will help make this campus-wide network more efficient and effective.
For specific information on how you can invest in any of these opportunities, please contact: Kathy Cramer, Morgridge Center Faculty Director
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