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In early 2021, the Center for Experiential Learning became The Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS)! We facilitate experiential learning at the intersection of faculty, community partners, and students, and this change celebrates and elevates our emphasis on community-engaged teaching and learning, while also prioritizing engaged scholarship.

CELTS (pronounced “selts”) articulates how we have emerged into a teaching and learning center that supports students, faculty, and community partners in high-impact learning. CELTS facilitates programs, training, and the development of scholarship in Engaged Learning, community-based learning, and reflective practice and learning in the Ignatian tradition. Community partnerships remain central to our work, and the name CELTS represents our ongoing commitment to the shared goals of our communities. We continue to support the nationally-recognized, University-wide programs of academic internships, learning portfolios, service-learning, and undergraduate research. Finally, we encourage and create opportunities for a variety of scholarship around high impact practices, community-engaged scholarship, and the practice of teaching and learning.

The CELTS team commits to expanding our services and resources to better support faculty, community partners, and students with engaged learning, teaching, and scholarly opportunities that contribute to the transformative Jesuit education provided at Loyola University Chicago.

Since this name change will occur over time (spring and summer 2021), you will continue to see updates on the website and in marketing materials as we transition from CEL to CELTS.