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UniverCity Year

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UniverCity Year

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Website | univercity.wisc.edu

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UniverCity Year is a three-phase partnership between UW-Madison and one community in Wisconsin.

The community partner identifies sustainability and livability projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise. Faculty from across the university incorporate these projects into their courses with graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. UniverCity Year staff members provide administrative support to help keep the collaboration running efficiently and effectively. The result is on-the-ground interaction, problem solving, and momentum for a community working toward a more sustainable and livable future.

In phase one, the community partner identifies projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise, and UniverCity Year staff match projects with faculty across the university. In phase two, faculty incorporate these projects into their courses with graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. During phase three, UniverCity Year staff provide project implementation support. Throughout the partnership, UniverCity Year staff provide administrative support to help keep the collaboration running efficiently and effectively. The result is on-the-ground impact and momentum for a community working toward a more sustainable and livable future.

Fun Facts about UniverCity Year

Public or Private Institution | Public
Number of students at institution | 43,820

Year Program Established | 2016
Country | US
Federal Region of Program | 5


 

Past City Partners

2015-2018 | City of Monona, WI • Population: 8,000
2016-2019 | Dane County, WI • Population: 516,000
2017-2020 | Green County, WI • Population: 37,200

Contact Info

Gavin Luter
Director, UniverCity Alliance
(608) 261-1141
gavin@cows.org