What To Expect from CTL-HSI
The ESCALA CTL HSI is unique program in several ways. First, the course was designed to provide faculty with dedicated time and space to work systematically on their teaching, and to have the proper support to sustain changes to their teaching. In addition in CTL-HSI, faculty meet and work with other HSI faculty during the retreat which gives them invaluable perspective on their own HSIs.
Finally, faculty are assigned to work in the fall with a trained peer coach (and ESCALA CTL-HSI alumna) who gives them guidance on how to conduct a classroom inquiry in order to improve student engagement and learning.
CTL-HSI Summer and Fall Timeline
The retreat is just the first part of the program. After the summer, faculty continue working with an ESCALA faculty peer coach and an inquiry project to earn the Certificate.
What to Prepare Before Summer Retreat
The Retreat is not your ordinary 'sit and get' workshop! The size will be kept intentionally small in 2020 to allow for maximum participation and accountability for learning.
In the online retreat, participants will be immersed in learning best practices by participating in real-time demonstrations of classroom strategies that work for HSI students,. Faculty are required to bring data (see below) so that they will also be able to reflect on what's working and what's not, and for whom. Using a combination of learning and reflection, participants will each come up with a solid plan for an inquiry project in a course they are teaching in Fall.
In order to participate fully in the virtual retreat, faculty will need: