OPID – the Office of Professional & Instructional Development – advocates for faculty and instructors in all things teaching and learning.


OPID serves as a systemwide professional and instructional development resource for University of Wisconsin System institutions. Established in 1977 as the Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council (UTIC), it was first led by a council of campus representatives who focused primarily on teaching improvement. In 2000, the program became OPID, expanding its emphases to meet the broader professional needs of faculty and academic staff with programming on topics such as faculty development in all learning environments, the systematic assessment of student learning through the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), inclusive excellence, leadership, and faculty retention. The OPID Advisory Council serves both as an advisory council and as a liaison between UW System Administration and all of the UW System institutions.

Important Dates

Spring Conference on Teaching & Learning

       Thursday, April 21 to Friday, April 22, 2023
       Memorial Union, Madison


Faculty College

       Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, 2023
       Osthoff Resort at Elkhart Lake


Headshot of Fay AkindesFay Yokomizo Akindes
Director, Systemwide Professional & Instructional Development



Erin McGroartyErin McGroarty
Program Associate