Certificate in College Teaching & Learning in HSIs (CTL)
About the Course
The ESCALA CTL-HSI is the only course 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.
CTL-HSI Summer and Fall Timeline
The CTL-HSI certification course is comprised of two components: the 3-day retreat and the Fall implementation activities.
After the summer retreat, the learning continues in the Fall.
What to Expect
Faculty first attend the 3-day retreat, which is not your ordinary 'sit and get' workshop! The retreat is intentionally small to allow for maximum participation and cohort building. You 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 sessions using their CTL Curriculum Cookbook and also post reflections and their work in the course Canvas space. Using a combination of learning new strategies and reflection on their current teaching, participants will emerge from the summer retreat with a solid plan for a systemic inquiry project (SIP) to conduct in a course they are teaching in the Fall semester.
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.
What to Prepare Before Summer Retreat
If you are attending the Virtual Retreat, you will need:
If you are attending the In-Person Retreat, you will need: