Faculty Development Programs


Book Discussions

At times, the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) will facilitate book discussions around current issues in teaching and learning or higher education. Participants can register in advance, obtain their book, and begin reading. Book discussions are open to all instructional staff and faculty across all disciplines. Read more about CIPD Book Discussions.


Center Scholars in Teaching and Learning

This program supports faculty or teaching academic staff on a year-long project related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Read more about the Center Scholars in Teaching and Learning program. 


Faculty College

Sponsored by OPID, Faculty College provides an annual opportunity for UW System faculty and academic staff to unite in concentrated study and discussion aimed at improving undergraduate teaching and learning. Some 100 participants attend three days of intensive, interdisciplinary seminars on topics related to teaching and learning. Read more about Faculty College.


OPID Spring Conference: 

Mindful Teaching: Inquiry, Connection, Sustainability, and Creativity

The 2014 OPID Spring Conference will be held at Green Lake, Wisconsin on April 17-18, 2013. The conference is co-sponsored by the UW System Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and seeks to bring together faculty and staff from across the UW System, showcasing our commitment to further excellence in teaching and student learning. Click here for more information about the 2014 OPID Spring Conference.


Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars

This program is designed for early career faculty and teaching academic staff as well as experienced faculty and teaching academic staff who share a passion and dedication for teaching and learning. Each participant in the WTF/WTS program undertakes a significant Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project, records the project's progress and disseminates the results in public forums. Click here for more information about the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program.


CIPD Workshops

In the spirit of continued learning and collaboration, CIPD offers workshops on teaching and learning designed for faculty, academic staff with teaching responsibilities, and teaching assistants. Read more about CIPD Workshops.