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“The ESCALA CTL-HSI is the only teaching program in the country that focuses on increasing Latinx student success in Hispanic Serving Institutions through long-term professional development and coaching on culturally responsive instruction.”


Over the 2020-21 year, select Texas State faculty participated in the HSI Faculty Summer Institute, a culturally responsive teaching program for faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions, provided by ESCALA Educational Services. First, faculty attend a summer kickoff retreat (3 days), then complete a series of online assignments and individualized coaching sessions in fall. As a final project, faculty design, implement, and present the results of a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) -inspired teaching/learning project.

2020-21 Texas State Faculty ESCALA 'Teach Back' Presentations

Monday, March 8, 2021

Candace Hastings, Director, Faculty Development, Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education (Starts at 5:29)

Cathy Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Starts at 28:27)

Joint Presentation: (Starts at 55:00)
R.(Stephen) Medel, Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work 
Tozi Gutierrez, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ting Liu, Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance (Starts at 8:49)

Alice Olmstead, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics (Starts at 32:14)

Cynthia Luxford Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Starts at 1:00:48)

Leslie Shroyer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics (Starts at 1:21:11)