The Wisconsin Idea is the central pillar of our mission at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, that university research should be applied to solve problems and improve the health, quality of life, and environment for all citizens of the state. Actualizing the Wisconsin Idea is neither a passive nor automatic process. The WCER Clinical Program provides students at UW-Madison with sustained opportunities to “sift and winnow” through applied projects in real time, in real contexts and with real impact. Importantly, this is done in partnership with the youth, families, educators and communities we serve, supporting a multidirectional building of promising knowledge and practices.
Clinics in the News
- “YFE Week: Aspen Foy, Journey Henderson, Sira Sangarie, Sati Xiong, Alexus McClain on Youth Voice in our Youth Evaluation Team” AEA 365 Blog (December 2016)
- “The Wisconsin Idea in Action: Graduate Students as Scholar-Evaluators in the Field” AEA 365 Blog (May 2017)
- “Girls Inc asks O’Keeffe girls about social media knowledge” Eastside News (May 2019)
- “Where the ‘rubber hits the road’: Evaluation and policy clinics give graduate students opportunities to build partnerships and connect research to practice” Learning Connections (June 2019)
- “WCER Experts Explain Critical Intersection between Education, Health” WCER News (October 2019)
- “Madison School District looking to sustain ‘community schools’ before possible expansion” Wisconsin State Journal (January 2020)