The Center for Engaged, Learning, Teaching & Scholarship provides a number of professional development programs for faculty and staff. Our programs are open to all instructors at LUC - full time, clinical, adjunct, and staff and PhD students who teach classes.

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Spring 2023 Faculty Development Programming

Join us in Spring for a wide variety of Faculty Development programs!

Faculty Certificate in Experiential Learning

CELTS offers a faculty certificate program for Loyola’s faculty to build strategies in teaching experiential learning courses. Faculty will be encouraged to engage in 5 workshops and as a culminating project, faculty will share a course syllabus including the experiential learning course elements. Upon completion of the series, faculty participants will:

To get more information or to sign up use this form or email Susan Haarman at shaarman@luc.edu

All sessions will be offered on Zoom

  • Integrated Course Design  - Thursday, 2/2 - 10:30am - 12pm
  • Assessing Experiential Learning Assignments and Reflections -  Thursday, 2/16 - 10:30am - 12pm
  • Theories of Experiential Learning -  Thursday, 3/2 - 10:30am - 12pm
  • Designing Reflection Assignment and Practices -  Thursday, 3/16 - 10:30am - 12pm
  • Experiential Learning, Critical Hope, and Difficult Discussions -  Thursday, 3/30 - 10:30am - 12pm
  • Zoom Link for all sessions

Ungrading Discussion and Praxis Group

Grading seems to be the bane of both faculty and students' existence in higher education. Finding new ways to approach assessment so that it actually reflects student learning is essential, especially in engaged learning environments. This group will use the book Ungrading as a jumping off point, as well as focus on sharing best practices and providing feedback for those that want it. Both praticed pros in ungrading and folks who are just tired of the same old approach but not sure where to go are welcome. Please fill out this form or email shaarman@luc.edu for more information. 

All meetings will be on Zoom using this link.

2/8 - Wednesday - Noon - 1pm

2/22 - Wednesday - Noon - 1pm

3/15 - Wednesday - Noon - 1pm


STEM Faculty Learning Community

Faculty Learning Communities are monthly meetings of faculty from STEM disciplines where faculty can discuss the pedagogy best practices and challenges unique to their field, trending issues, and build collegiality. All meetings in Spring will be held in person in Sullivan 201 and include lunch. For more information email Susan Haarman at shaarman@luc.edu or sign up for more information here. No need to register beforehand to attend!

  • Wednesday, 2/15, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, 3/22, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4/12, 12:30pm-1:30pm


Engaged Learning Community of Practice

Join instructors teaching Engaged Learning courses from around the University to discuss elements of teaching an Engaged Learning course, including different approaches to the different Engaged Learning categories, creating engaged teaching and learning spaces, working with community partners, and developing robust techniques for teaching Engaged Learning courses. The focus on various strategies and best practices will be led by the priorities of participants, as the community of practice will develop the topics and focus of the meetings. Readings and resources will be provided throughout the community of practice meetings. Sign up here.

Spring Dates

2/9 - 12-1pm

3/23 - 12pm -1pm



The Fall 2022 meeting of the Academic Internship affinity group will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, September 20, 12:00-1:30.

This is an opportunity for Loyolans who teach or otherwise support Academic Internships and Academic Internship courses to get together, discuss issues, and share best practices.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link, as well as to indicate any topics you'd like the group to discuss.