About 2021 CTL -HSI Program
The ESCALA CTL-HSI is the only teaching program in the country that focuses on increasing Latinx student success in Hispanic Serving Institutions. The innovative program follows best practices in professional development by creating a cohort-based experience where faculty engage in practical demonstrations of culturally responsive teaching, create a relevant change in a course, and then participate in group coaching to increase accountability for implementation. Since 2013, more than 500 faculty in 2 and 4 year HSIs have completed the Certification. More than 60 of these alumni now serve as peer coaches for new cohorts.
What to Expect
The Certificate is held in two parts. Faculty first attend a summer retreat where they develop an understanding of ESCALA's framework for studying a teaching change.
The learning continues in fall with an additional two virtual workshops where participants revisit summer retreat content and additionally get support in collecting and analyzing equity data they collect while teaching. They also meet several times online with an ESCALA trained coach to hone their project, Faculty also are required to support their research by finding scholarly articles on the benefits of their instructional changes on Latinx students.
The Certificate concludes in February of 2022, when faculty present their project findings and learning in a 15-minute 'teach back' presentation, Read more about how the Certificate works and the basic timeline.
We highly encourage colleges to come in teams of 3 or more faculty, so that you can sustain changes and build capacity at your home institution.
Read more here about how to prepare and what you'll need to bring.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the Certificate/Retreat cost?
The cost per faculty is $2700. Generally we wait until all the faculty from your institution register, and generate a single invoice on June 1 for all faculty that are registered from your location.
What does the price include?
This includes the 3-day Virtual Retreat in the summer, and all course materials, and the Canvas LMS online course with discussion boards, videos, and exercises that support faculty's learning. The price also includes time with a peer faculty coach and ESCALA support staff that will help faculty submit materials required for the Certificate.
How does payment work?
On or before June 1, 2021 ESCALA will send an invoice for all registered attendees to the institution via the Title V, III or NSF-HSI grant director.
CTL Refund policy: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
If a faculty member cancels on or after June 1, 2021 their home institution has two options: (1) to substitute another attendee or (2) receive a credit for another attendee the following year. If a registered attendee cancels before June 1 the institution will be notified and not charged on the June 1 invoice. This policy is to protect our program as we hire coaches, print booklets and do many other things to prepare for the participants.
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