What is the Certificate?
The Certificate in College Teaching & Learning in Hispanic Serving Institutions is a 27-hour course designed for Hispanic Serving Institution faculty. This course is unique in that it provides faculty with an opportunity to work with other HSI faculty and have long-term facilitated conversations with coaches that help them reflect on how they are doing with all students and complete an inquiry in their classroom in order to improve student engagement and learning.
The Certificate is delivered in two parts. The first component is a three-day summer retreat where faculty come together in either New Mexico or California to study their own identity as professors, patterns in their teaching, their institutions' norms, and learn more about Hispanic Serving Institutions as a whole. The retreat is fast paced and lively-faculty are required to bring data, actively participate in demonstrations of culturally responsive teaching, and come up with a solid plan for an inquiry project in a course they are teaching in Fall.
Curricular Questions for Summer Retreat
What Faculty Need to Bring to Retreat
In order to participate fully in these self-reflective assessments, faculty must bring:
Summer and Fall Timeline for CTL-HSI
After completing the summer retreat, faculty have the option to continue working with an ESCALA faculty coach and earn the Certificate.
Beyond the Retreat: Cultural Offerings in the Santa Fe, NM area
We end the Institute every day at 4:30 so participants have time to enjoy cultural activities, sightseeing, and get to know their new colleagues.
At the Santa Fe Institute, participants are centrally located to explore the unique cultural heritage of the Rio Grande Valley of northern New Mexico: the famous Chimayo red chile valley, Anasazi cliff dwellings, as well as enjoy Taos and Santa Fe's many cultural attractions and restaurants. Read more about things to do in the Santa Fe/Espanola/Taos area.