In addition to the programs and resources sponsored by CIPD, the center is also involved in a variety of collaborative campus initiatives. Here are some links to these programs.

Active Learning Classroom Development

CIPD is working with the Learning Technology Center (LTC) and University Information Technology Services (UITS) to support professional development efforts for the use of five classrooms in the Northwest Quadrant (NWQ) that have been designated as active learning classrooms (ALCs). With the LTC and UITS, CIPD will provide face-to-face and online professional development workshop modules that focus on course design, technology integration, and console/podium navigation. The NWQ ALCs include flexible furniture and projectors, instructor consoles, physical layouts with small group access to shared table space, computer monitors, whiteboards, and the ability to display information across individual or multiple monitors and screens. A detailed floor plan of the spaces is available at Campus Planning.  Additional information is available through the website of the Provost's office.

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Student Success Center

CIPD assists the Student Success Center by providing professional development programming to faculty and staff teaching in First Year Learning Communities. Specifically, CIPD participates in an annual retreat for instructors in May. The retreat helps prepare instructors for the particular challenges involved in teaching first year students. Learn more about the Student Success Center.

Cultures and Communities

The Cultures and Communities program promotes diversity and civic engagement through its Certificate, Community-University Partnership grants, and collaboration with the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership. The whole city becomes our campus as we combine academics with real world experience and build lasting partnerships with diverse community organizations. Click here to learn more about Cultures and Communities. CIPD assists faculty and staff in developing courses and activities for the program.

Compass Scholars Program

CIPD provides consultation to faculty involved with the mentoring component of this program for undergraduates in Math and Natural Sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation. For more information, contact Karen Brucks (

UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab

The UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, a collaborative effort between the UWM Libraries, the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) and the College of Letters and Science, is an interdisciplinary space aimed at bringing together faculty, academic staff, and advanced graduate students from across campus to explore the digital humanities, investigate ideas for new projects and emerging pedagogies, and contribute to ongoing projects. The Lab will provide a space to share technical skills, gain access to appropriate equipment and software, and to discover interdisciplinary, collaborative opportunities for researchers at all levels of expertise and interest in the field.