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Year Three: Engagement Key

The Loyola Experience Year 3 focuses on the integration of your engaged learning course and co-curricular experiences.   The acquisition of this key is open to all junior and senior undergraduate students at Loyola University Chicago. 

Keys are presented to students during the Weekend of Excellence at the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium award ceremony and reception.  The deadline to earn your key is Friday, February 27, 2015.


The Center for Experiential Learning will be hosting workshop sessions where you can get complete details, ask questions, and even work on/complete your ePortfolio!

Monday, January 26, 5:00-6:00pm

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, February 3, 6:00-7:00pm

Need inspiration?  Check out our gallery for examples!


To Earn Your Key

  1. Create and/or add to your Loyola Experience ePortfolio.  Directions to create this ePortfolio are available here.
  2. Navigate to the heading "3 - Engage Chicago & The World" and then click the "Engagement Key.
  3. Upload two pieces of evidence:
    • One piece from your engaged learning class.  This can be something you already submitted for the class (e.g. presentation, paper, blog, ePortfolio)
    • one piece from a "co-curricular experience" - an outside the classroom experience at Loyola University Chicago.  Examples include but are not limited to: a reflection submitted for your leadership certificate, photographs from your ABI, your ePortfolio submitted to become a FSYA Peer Mentor.

4.  Then write a 3-paragraph reflection to the following:

Consider the values named in the mission statement of Loyola to “expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.”  How have you shown a commitment to one or more of these values through your engaged learning experiences?  How do the artifacts you uploaded support this claim?  How do your curricular and co-curricular experiences relate to one another in your development?

5.  Complete this form by Friday, February 27, 2015.


Students will be evaluated based on the following rubric:

 

Does Not Meet/Partially Meets Expectations (1)

Meets Expectations (2)

Exceeds Expectations (3)

Synthesis of curricular and co-curricular experiences through Reflection

Does not clearly connect out-of-class and in-class experiences, or does not demonstrate meaningful reflection upon the experience.

Articulates clear connections between the in-class and out-of-class components, and reflects meaningfully upon the experience.

Demonstrates clear connection/s between the in-class and out-of-class components, and demonstrates exceptional insight in meaningful reflection upon the experience.

Relate Experience to Development of Knowledge and/or Skills

Lacks clear connection between the Engagement experiences and the student’s development of knowledge and/or skills, or does not demonstrate meaningful reflection upon the experiences.

Clearly articulates how the Engagement experiences contributed to the student’s development of knowledge and/or skills, and reflects meaningfully upon the experiences.

Clearly articulates how the Engagement experiences contributed contributed to the student’s development of knowledge and/or skills, and demonstrates exceptional insight in meaningful reflection upon the experiences.

Connect Engagement Experiences to values in Loyola University Chicago Mission

Does not articulate a clear connection between the Engagement experiences and values in Loyola's mission to "expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith."

Articulates a clear connection between the Engagement experiences and values in Loyola's mission to "expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith."

Demonstrates how the Engagement experiences put into action the values in Loyola's mission to "expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith."

 

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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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