Faculty Development for Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Alumni surveys show that our long-term programs create a more positive campus climate for the study of teaching and learning, and help put into place in-house professional development workshops that continue to help disseminate best practices across campus, even after we leave.
Good Teaching in HSIs is a Matter of Equity
Students have changed, and so has higher education. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are the fastest growing sector of higher education, and enroll over 60% of all Latinx college students. HSI faculty matter because they can play a powerful role in Latinx retention, graduation, and post-baccalaureate aspirations.
Good teaching is not guesswork--there is a strong research base that links certain types of teacher-student interactions and classroom structures with higher minority student engagement and academic outcomes. Changing teaching practices is not easy, however, and faculty need structured opportunities and support from their administrators and colleagues in order to make sustainable changes.
ESCALA's programs are well received because: