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Instructional Development Institute

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

Information regarding applications, registration, and details about the conference will be communicated through our blog, The Cowbell. You can find blog updates for the 2024 Instructional Development Institute below:

Instructional Development Institute

January 9, 2024: Thriving in Higher Education

Higher education has witnessed substantial challenges in recent years. Instructors and students faced COVID-19, the ensuing dramatic shift 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 potential transforming impact on education and the world of work. Amid such disruption, it can be easy to approach 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. Join your colleagues and keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Gannon, author of the book Radical Hope, as we reflect on ways to thrive as educators and help students to do the same.


We are very excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the 2024 Instructional Development Institute is Dr. Kevin Gannon.

Kevin Gannon

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.