About the Loyola Experience Engagement Key
The Loyola Experience Engagement Key focuses on your Engaged Learning experience. Engaged Learning supports the mission of Loyola University Chicago by embedding opportunities for you to explore the many different forms of experiential learning as part of your academic coursework!
Engaged learning courses are indicated on LOCUS and are centered around service-learning, undergraduate research, academic internships, public performance, or fieldwork.
Engagement Key reflections are due to your learning portfolio and submitted to the Center for Experiential Learning on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Read below for more details.
Have you taken an Engaged Learning class?
If so, you can earn your Engagement Key!
STEP ONE: Add your Engaged Learning Reflection to your learning portfolio (ePortfolio).
We recommend building off of your UNIV 101 learning portfolio and create a separate tab titled "Engaged Learning Reflection." Please note that some students have built a UNIV 101 portfolio off of Weebly. Weebly is no longer able to be accessed on Loyola's network due to security reasons, so Weebly-based learning portfolios may not be submitted. You are encouraged to build your portfolio off of Taskstream, Loyola's official learning portfolio platform. Please review our tutorials below on how to access and create your portfolio.
Use the following reflection prompts provided to construct your reflection:
Loyola University Chicago's Mission Statement
“We are Chicago's Jesuit Catholic university- a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.”
Referencing Loyola’s mission statement above, compose a written reflection (about 500 words) that connects your in-class and out-of-class experience responding to the following:
- How did you connect your in-class and out-of-class Engaged Learning experiences?
- How did your Engaged Learning experience help you connect to the University’s mission?
- How did the Engaged Learning experience in this course affect your personal, intellectual, civic, and/or professional development?
Upload an artifact that represents your “engaged learning” experience. You can include a photo, presentation, reflection for a class, TedTalk, certificate, etc. The artifact should be explained and compliment your reflection.
As a reminder, we recommend building off of your UNIV 101 learning portfolio when adding your Engaged Learning reflection. However, if you would like to create a new portfolio, you can choose to use our Loyola Experience template found on Taskstream, Loyola's official learning portfolio platform. You can log on using your Loyola Username and Password to eportfolio.luc.edu. Here is an easy step by step Creating and Publishing your Loyola Experience Template Guide. You would then add your Engaged Learning reflection under the tab titled "Engagement." Check out our tutorial below!
Need assistance uploading your reflection to a learning portfolio? You can also stop by the Center for Experiential Learning in Sullivan 295 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday and get help and feedback from the Learning Portfolio Peer Mentor Team!
STEP TWO: Submit Your Link to the Center for Experiential Learning.
You can submit your learning portfolio link to the form found on Taskstream, which is Loyola's official learning portfolio platform, to earn your Key. You can log on to Taskstream using your Loyola Username and Password to eportfolio.luc.edu. Submit your portfolio link on the form titled "Fall 2018 Loyola Experience Engagement Key and Diploma Frame Submission." For a step by step guide for submitting your link see our Submitting Your Learning Portfolio Guide or our guide below!
Not seeing the form on Taskstream? Please email us at email@example.com and we will grant you access.
Submit your learning portfolio with your Engaged Learning reflection by or on Sunday, November 19, 2017. A team of faculty and staff will evaluate the learning portfolios and recipients will be notified of their earned key status in early December.
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