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Instructional Development Institute

The IDI

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The Instructional Development Institute is held at UW-Green Bay each January hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Development Council. This conference features a series of workshops and presentations exploring teaching & learning practices, pedagogical issues, specific challenges in instruction, high-impact practices, and more.

Instructional Development Institute


Jan. 11 & 12, 2022: Opening Up Higher Education

Much of the rhetoric around higher education during COVID has been around closing down activities and opportunities, yet, for many instructors, the experience has been one of opening up their classes to new ways of teaching, new populations of students, and new expectations from administration. This year the Instructional Development Institute seeks to highlight the ways instructors have opened up their classes – and higher education by extension – in new ways. What new assignments have you developed, what new strategies have you used, what new course materials have you adopted, and what policies have you enacted to open your classrooms in new and innovative ways? Interested presenters could also consider how the “Open” theme relates to the use of Open Education Resources (OER), more open or inclusive classroom environments, streaming classes across locations, and our new identity as an open or “access” institution. 

Keynote

We are very excited to announce that our keynote speaker for the Institute this year will be Dr. Tracie M. Addy! Dr. Addy is Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning at Lafayette College where she also directs the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship. In this role, she enjoys working with instructors across divisions and ranks to develop and administer programming related to the teacher-scholar model, from classroom teaching to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her recent publications on the scholarship of teaching and learning have been around learner-centered practices and inclusive pedagogies; she recently co-authored a book, What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching.

Dr. Addy’s keynote talk, titled “The Critical Importance of Inclusive Teaching in Higher Education”, will help us think about openness in higher education as it relates to inclusive teaching. She will also be leading a follow-up workshop titled “What Inclusive Instructors Do: Creating Welcoming Learning Environments.” Read more about the keynote session and workshop here.