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 3-day 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 Virtual Retreat is not your ordinary 'sit and get' workshop! The retreat is intentionally small to allow for maximum participation and cohort building. Participants will be immersed in learning best practices by participating in real-time virtual demonstrations of classroom strategies that work for HSI students.
During each retreat day, faculty will complete exercises during the Zoom meetings using their Retreat Workbook and also post reflections and their work the Canvas course. Using a combination of learning new strategies and reflection on their current teaching, participants will emerge from the three day summer retreat with a solid plan for an inquiry project to conduct in a course they are teaching in Fall semester.
In order to participate fully in the virtual retreat, faculty will need: