OPID, in the Office of Academic Programs and Educational Innovation, serves as a statewide faculty 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 institution representatives who focused primarily on teaching improvement. Over the past few years, OPID has expanded 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. OPID’s Advisory Council remains essential to its operation, both as an advisory council and as a liaison between UW System Administration and all of the UW System institutions.