The Department of Instructional Design and Development (ID) identifies areas of instructional need not supported within the traditional college process. ID staff design, consult, and deliver non-traditional strategies for learning. Examples include such diverse areas as:

Technology-Mediated & Distance Learning

  • The College’s educational technologies and distance learning areas reside in the Department of Instructional Design and Development.

Gateway's Middle College Initiative with Area High Schools

  • Provides high school students with academic and remedial support to ensure high school completion and successful transition to post-secondary education
  • Reduces college costs by offering a dual-credit program
  • Provides college access for low-income, first-generation college students
  • Increases the likelihood for post-secondary completion
  • Engages parents/family as active participants in their students' daily academic activities and challenges
  • Introduces early diagnostics to students to help freshmen and sophomore teachers become more cognizant of students’ needs as related to Connecticut Community College readiness.

Gateway Summer Bridge Programs

Gateway has over a decade of helping high school graduates with college readiness through six (6) week-long Summer Bridge Program experiences. Working with New Haven Public School high schools, students spend their days on the college campus taking college-level courses taught by college faculty. Students are expected to perform at a high level of commitment. The curriculum adheres to the rigors and standards of Gateway Community College. To receive college credit, students are expected to complete courses with a C grade or above. Those who do not master the content needed to pass a college course can receive high school credit for the course, when appropriate. Meals and enrichment activities are part of the experience. Students visit museums, parks, waterfronts, and many varied activities, depending on the courses offered.

Educational Partnerships in the Community

The Department of Instructional Design and Development is Gateway Community College’s academic face in the community. The staff stays current with community educational activities and assists or participates in community activities that help our students with college matriculation.

  • Parent University
  • The New Haven Public Schools/College/University Vertical Team
  • Attend P-20 Council through the Board of Regents
  • 21st Century Afterschool Program at Hillhouse
  • Member of the Middle College National Consortium
  • Partners with the National Concurrent Enrollment Program at UConn
  • Regional Earth Day Symposium