The Center for Instructional and Professional Development fosters a culture in which excellence in teaching and attention to student learning are understood and pursued as scholarly, intellectual work. CIPD believes that teaching and student learning are intimately connected and that efforts to improve teaching find their true worth in improved learning. We believe further that faculty, teaching academic staff and graduate students are motivated by an intrinsic desire for ongoing personal and professional development. CIPD strives to respond to this desire by providing professional development opportunities that vary in format and content according to discipline, career stage and interests.

To accomplish its mission, the Center for Instructional and Professional Development engages with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee community to initiate innovative programs and grant opportunities; collaborate with campus, state, and national initiatives; provide collegial assistance; promote and support the effective use of technology; and develop ongoing conversations that encourage effective, innovative teaching to improve student learning.