OPID | 2024 Spring Conference for Wisconsin Educators

We Welcome

  • Multi-speaker presentations and panels, ideally up to 3 speakers.
  • Multi-media and performative presentations are welcome.
  • Inclusion of student voices is encouraged.

Please submit a proposal that shares emergent, evolving, or sustained practices in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Access/Ability
  • Adult returning students
  • Alternative grading
  • Capstone courses
  • Civic learning & democratic engagement
  • Collaborative projects
  • Common intellectual experiences
  • Communities of practice
  • Community-based and service learning
  • Digital teaching & learning tools
  • Discussions
  • Diversity & global learning
  • E-Portfolios
  • Equity-minded pedagogies
  • Feminist pedagogy
  • First-generation students
  • First-year experiences
  • Generative artificial intelligence
  • High-Impact Practices
  • Intensive writing
  • Internships
  • Learning communities
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Military veterans
  • Online & hybrid modalities of teaching and learning
  • Redesigning student assignments
  • Relationship-building
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
  • Sustainability
  • Undergraduate research
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • The Wisconsin Idea

Proposals are welcome in the following formats. We encourage you to include student co-presenters and voices.

Available formats:

  • 15- or 20-minute presentations
  • 1-hour workshop, panel, or round-table discussions
  • Posters

Proposal review and acceptance:

Proposals will be anonymously reviewed by faculty and instructors on OPID’s Advisory Council, comprised of faculty, instructors, and teaching & learning center directors.

Notification of proposal acceptance will be provided in early February, 2024.

Accepted presenters are expected to register for the conference.

Criteria for review:

  • alignment with conference theme and aims,
  • opportunities to spur participant engagement and learning,
  • feasibility to accomplish goals given session format,
  • grounding in relevant scholarship as evidenced by appropriate citations.


You may be asked to modify your proposal depending on anonymous peer review recommendations, number of proposals received or to ensure a vibrant and robust conference.

Proposals Due Online

Submissions will be accepted for review through Monday, January 8, 2024

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In order to prevent loss of your work:

Prepare your proposal in a Word document to copy & paste into this form.

Abstract length: 150 words; PRINT READY for the conference app and program. 
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Description length: 500 words; for Review Committee only.

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Contact us regarding your proposal or to brainstorm ideas:

Center for Teaching & Learning Directors

Fay Akindes, Director of Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development, fakindes@uwsa.edu, (608) 263-2684.

For technical support, contact:

Erin McGroarty, Program Associate, Academic Affairs, OPID@uwsa.edu, (608) 262-8778.