The Morgridge Center for Public Service awarded the Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP) $49,548 to support development of the Center’s “eService learning” curriculum and to create new externship opportunities for both on-campus and online students.
The CPP, a leader in patient advocacy education, is currently translating its learner-centered health advocacy educational program to a web-based delivery format in an effort to reach more students and provide curricular leadership in a rapidly-growing field. “We bring to our e-learning endeavor the same pedagogical expectations for learner engagement, service learning, and community-building as are present in our face-to-face courses. Our curriculum is designed to enhance 21st century fluencies such as access to and application of information, critical thinking, reflective practice, creative and collaborative problem-solving, critical questioning, and communication. The cornerstone of our advocacy education has always been a service model which allows our students to simultaneously serve and learn from seriously-ill people seeking advocacy services.”
The support comes through a special grant program established by John and Tashia Morgridge in 2009 to institutionalize engaged scholarship at UW-Madison.
The effort matches 50 percent of grants and gifts awarded to UW-Madison campus individuals or entities and community-campus partnerships for new projects that align with the Morgridge Center’s mission and goals. This round of grants totaled $297,769 and is the third of a five-year program. UW-Madison Faculty and instructional staff in the areas of education, law, environment and health will receive the grants for community-focused work during the next two years.