From the episode:
"So we did a year-long program that really was the pilot for the big course that we do now called “Certificate in College Teaching and Learning in HSIs” at Taos way back and they were just so gracious to like, let us play with them, because we were just kind of going, “well how about this; let's try this and see what works,” but I was surprised at how much it took off from there."
Dr. Melissa Salazar (she/her)
Chief Executive Officer, ESCALA Educational Services Inc.
In this multi-guest episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? I talk to the dynamic duo from ESCALA Educational Services Inc., Dra. Melissa Salazar and Dra. Maribel Jiménez about the history and evolution of ESCALA and the ways that they support HSIs. ESCALA is a consortium of higher education consultants who are committed to closing equity gaps for Latinx students in HSIs by way of faculty training and development. They work exclusively with HSI educators and do their work through a Latinx-centered approach. In this episode they talk about the challenges of implementing servingess in practice and the unique challenges that faculty face in doing this work.
Salazar, M. L. (n.d.). Faculty as change agents: Why faculty development is crucial for Hispanic-Serving Institutions. http://www.escalaeducation.com/uploads/3/7/1/0/37102959/why_faculty_development_in_hsis_escala1_pager.pdf