Welcome to the UW-Green Bay Instructional Development Institute (IDI) registration and main information page!
The Instructional Development Institute will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, and is hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the Instructional Development Council. The 2024 IDI is a one-day, completely virtual teaching and learning conference that will feature live presentations by expert faculty, staff, and UWGB community members on the theme of “Thriving in Higher Education.” View the Call for Proposals for more information regarding applications to present at the IDI. We are pleased to have Dr. Kevin Gannon as the conference keynote speaker, author of the book Radical Hope. In addition to his address on the conference topic, Dr. Gannon will lead two workshops, one focused on sustainable online teaching practices and the other centered on fostering belonging in both virtual and face-to-face learning environments.
Registration for the 2024 Instructional Development Institute is not open yet, but we will update this blog page with information regarding registration as the semester progresses. In the meantime, save the date for the virtual conference: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, or consider applying to present.
About the Conference Theme: “Thriving in Higher Education”
Higher education has witnessed substantial challenges in recent years. Instructors and students faced COVID-19, the ensuing dramatic shifting to pandemic pedagogy, and all that came with it. Institutions confronted budget, enrollment, and political pressures, and they are now grappling with emerging generative AI technologies and their impact on education. Amid such disruptions, it can be easy to approach our work with a mentality of survival. This year’s Instructional Development Institute instead challenges you to consider what it would mean not simply to survive, but to thrive in higher education. While there are no easy answers, we can work together as educators to set goals, support one another, surmount obstacles, and achieve at a high level, similar to the expectations we have for our students.
Kevin Gannon is Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ) and Professor of History at Queens University of Charlotte, in North Carolina. He is the author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto (West Virginia University Press, 2020), and his writing has also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vox, CNN, and The Washington Post. In 2016, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. He is currently working on a project centered around reimagining introductory and survey courses in higher education.