The Faculty Summer Institute: What to Expect
The Faculty Summer Institute is a guided, immersive experience through the joys and perils of college teaching. The days of the institute are filled with small group activities where faculty learn about the latest research in adult learning, student engagement, and Hispanic Serving Institutions, while seeing engagement strategies in action. We are the ONLY program that we know of that focuses on what it means specifically to teach in an HSI, so we only accept faculty at our institutes that currently instruct in an HSI or an emerging HSI.
The Faculty Institute has Four Focus Questions:
What Faculty Need To Bring to the Summer Institute:
ESCALA gives faculty tools so they can self-assess their own teaching, and then develop a focused plan for change based on data, not hunches. In order to participate fully in these data assessments, participants should bring:
Capacity Building: Fall Follow Up and Beyond...
Timeline to Earn the Certificate
(exact timing depends on your college's calendar)
Beyond the Institute: Cultural Offerings of Northern New Mexico and Monterey, CA
We end the Institute every day at 3:30 so participants have time to enjoy cultural activities, sightseeing, and get to know their new colleagues. Both of our Institutes are linked by a rich cultural heritage of Spanish colonial architecture, fabulous cuisine, and unique landscapes.
For the Espanola 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 Taos and Santa Fe's many cultural attractions and restaurants. Read more about things to do in the Santa Fe/Espanola/Taos area.
Monterey is located in the heart of California's artichoke, strawberry, and garlic growing regions, on the central California coast. Participants can check out the rich history of the area and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.