Faculty Investigation Groups Hostos faculty are committed to excellence, which means they constantly engage in professional activities designed to strengthen their craft. To that end, CTL sponsors small, sustained, and interdisciplinary conversations for volunteer faculty who desire to work in teams to improve teaching at Hostos. Peer Observation Improvement Network for Teaching (POINT) (Started in Spring 2011; Christine Mangino, Chief Investigator) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Investigation Group (SoTL) Focus Group Teaching Using Groups Writing Group Fun with Technology (formerly Online Facilitators Investigation Group) Teaching as Research (formerly See Yourself in Print) (Started in Spring 2012, Bronislaw Czarnocha, Chief Investigator) CTL supported cross-disciplinary scholarship activities run by two committees, General Education and CTL Advisory Council, as well as four faculty investigation groups (FIGs): Peer Observation Improvement Network for Teaching (POINT), Scholarship of Teaching and 17 Learning (SoTL) Investigation Group, Service Learning, and Team-based Learning. In AY 2016-2017, almost 40 % of full-time faculty members participated in committee work and investigation groups sponsored by CTL. The goal of the Faculty Investigation Groups is to share the work of the teaching faculty by exploring teaching strategies used in the classroom. Reports from Faculty Investigation Groups that were active during the 2016-2017 academic year are included below: New Investigation Group Idea? Are you a creative and committed faculty member? Do you have an idea about starting a new investigation group? Proposals are always accepted for consideration. There is no deadline. Send a short description of your idea to email@example.com.