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Faculty Development Programs

Dear Faculty Colleagues,


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:


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 experiential@luc.edu.


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 experiential@luc.edu.


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 experiential@luc.edu.


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 experiential@luc.edu.


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 experiential@luc.edu.


Center for Experiential Learning · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Shipping address: Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3366 · Fax: 773.508.3955 · E-mail: experiential@luc.edu

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