Faculty Development Programs
The Center for Experiential Learning provides a number of faculty development programs in collaboration with Loyola’s Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy.
High Impact Learning Faculty Development Series
The High Impact Learning Faculty Development series is a speaker series bringing in nationally-known presenters on various High Impact Learning topics. This speaker series will provide faculty instructors with professional development opportunities to enhance their teaching and learning strategies around engaged learning courses. This speaker series is co-sponsored by the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Experiential Learning and the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy.
Experiential Learning Faculty Development Lunch & Learn
This faculty development series is held monthly over a lunch hour, with lunch provided for participants. This program provides faculty instructors with professional development opportunities to discuss their teaching and learning strategies in regard to engaged learning courses. Presenters are Loyola faculty instructors working with the Center for Experiential Learning as Experiential Learning Faculty Fellows. Participants in this series share techniques, strategies, and tools for enhancing their teaching of experiential learning courses. The series is co-sponsored by the Center for Experiential Learning and the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy.
The Focus on Teaching and Learning
The Loyola University Chicago bi-annual Focus on Teaching & Learning (FOTL) conference is dedicated to the belief that as educators, we can grow and develop by learning through one another. We seek to contribute to a faculty and staff life that involves active scholarship, candid and vibrant collaboration, and innovative activities that reflect the University’s mission. Our hope is that FOTL can support faculty activity at all stages of development, and that work begun through this gathering can continue in myriad ways in faculty life. For more information, visit: http://www.luc.edu/fotl/
Spring 2014 Faculty Development Programs
The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) provides curriculum development resources for faculty to enhance their teaching and learning, and supports faculty in the development of engaged learning courses that meet the Engaged Learning University Requirement. The following faculty development programs are featured in spring 2014 to support faculty interested in and engaged in experiential learning:
- The Strong Experiential Learning Bond Between Jesuit and Feminist Pedagogy
- Soliciting Meaningful and Measurable Reflections in the Experiential Learning Classroom
- Reflection: Building multi-dimensional connections through generative inquiry
- Legal and Ethical Considerations Regarding Unpaid Academic Internships
For more details about each of these faculty development programs, please read below. Lunch will be provided at each program; if you are able to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improbable Alliances: The Strong Experiential Learning Bond Between Jesuit and Feminist Pedagogy
Facilitated by Dr. Bren Murphy, Women's Studies/Gender Studies
Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Piper Hall Seminar Room 201, LSC
This workshop briefly looks at the historic tensions between feminism and organized religion but concentrates on areas of overlap; particularly the way that feminist pedagogy and Jesuit pedagogy have informed and strengthened each other. Participants will discuss how these shared principles might be applied to their classes as well and are encouraged to bring at least one current syllabus to work on. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to email@example.com.
Soliciting Meaningful and Measurable Reflections in the Experiential Learning Classroom
Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Gabel, Department of Fine and Performing Arts Chairperson
Friday, March 14, 2014 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sullivan Center, 203, LSC
How do you best incorporate reflection in the experiential learning classroom? Dr. Sarah Gabel will facilitate a discussion on reflection in the classroom, best practices, and how they can be used as a rigorous assessment tool in the experiential learning classroom. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflection: Building multi-dimensional connections through generative inquiry
A Service-Learning Workshop on the Power of Reflection
Facilitated by Jon Schmidt, Service-Learning Program Manager, CEL
Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Piper Hall Seminar Room 201, LSC
The process of reflection is often characterized as the connective tissue between course content and community experience. Good reflective practices enable students to connect student experience to the content in meaningful ways. However, the process of reflection offers much more than that. Generating Multi-Dimensional Connections through Generative Inquiry will introduce a process and tool that encourage connective meaning-making across a wide range of life experiences beginning with the service experience and course content and extending outward into multiple life dimensions. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to email@example.com.
Legal and Ethical Considerations Regarding Loyola Undergraduates in Unpaid Academic Internships
Facilitated by Danielle Forchette, Academic Internship Program Manager, CEL
Friday, March 28, 2014 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Videoconference rooms Corboy Law Center Room 727 (WTC) and Klarchek Information Commons 332 (LSC)
Academic internships are valuable experiential learning opportunities to which all Loyola undergraduates should have access. Employers and community partners provide rich and often profound environments for students seeking to apply their knowledge in a real world context. However, many non-profit employers and community partners may also have minimal resources for remuneration. In Fall 2013, approximately three-quarters of Loyola undergraduate academic internships recorded in LOCUS were unpaid. In this session we will review criteria for unpaid internships compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as reflect on the ethical issues surrounding unpaid academic internships. We will also discuss ways to enhance student access to these experiences, including a new program for 2014-2015 that will provide a source of funding for CAS students in unpaid academic internships. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.