Why We Focus on Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are the fastest growing sector of higher education, and enroll over 60% of all Latinx college students and substantial numbers of Native, African American, and first generation college students. HSI faculty, staff and administrators have an incredible opportunity to move the needle on Latinx student retention, graduation, and post-baccalaureate aspirations.
Using Self-Reflection to Drive Change
ESCALA's programs are based on a self-reflective model of change. We know from experience working with more than 30 HSIs and 600 faculty and staff that:
Faculty working together, over time, is a powerful way to make changes for students that last. Hear how Yakima Valley College, Central Washington University, and Heritage University worked collectively with ESCALA to be more Hispanic Serving for students in Yakima Valley. Video Credit: Peter Monahan, Efrain de la Torre, and Wilma Dulin.
Dr. Chris Harmon, Chemistry Professor at Humboldt State University and ESCALA peer faculty coach, reflects on the changes he's made to his course exams and the impact its had on student learning.
Video Credit: Humboldt State University Center for Teaching and Learning
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