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.

Engaged Teaching and Learning Newsletter

This monthly newsletter shares the latest news, events, and programming related to engaged teaching and learning in the Center for Engaged, Learning, Teaching & Scholarship and across Loyola University Chicago. You can sign up for the newsletter.

Fall 2023 Faculty Development Programming

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

Here is a CELTS Fall 2023 - Faculty Development of dates and times for our Faculty Development Programs throughout the Fall 2023.

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  Fall sessions will be offered on Zoom - Zoom Link for all sessions

Fall Sessions

  • Integrated Course Design: Part 1 - Designing Your Course for Significant Learning - Thursday, 9/21 - 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Integrated Course Design: Part 2 - Assessing Reflection and Experiential Learning -  Thursday, 9/28 - 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Theories of Experiential Learning -  Thursday, 10/12 - 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Designing Reflection Assignment and Practices - Thursday, 10/19 - 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Working with Community Partners -  Thursday, 11/9 - 10:00am - 11:30am


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 Fall 2023 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, 9/27, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, 10/18, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, 11/15, 12:30pm-1:30pm


Active Learning Book Group: The New Classroom

Join other faculty as we read and discuss The New College Classroom by Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis. The authors translate cutting-edge research in learning science and pedagogy into ready-to-use strategies to incorporate into any course. These empirically driven, classroom-tested techniques of active learning―from the participatory syllabus and ungrading to grab-and-go activities for every day of the term―have achieved impressive results at community colleges and research universities, on campus, online, and in hybrid settings. Copies will be availible via the library or through CELTS.

Come discuss the book, create strategies to implement as soon as your next class period, and share active learning strategies with fellow faculty!

Please fill out this form or email shaarman@luc.edu for more information. 

All meetings will be on Zoom using this link

Thursdays from 10-11am in Fall 2023

9/14 - 10am - 11 am

10/5 - 10am - 11 am

11/16 - 10am - 11 am




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

Fall 2023 Dates

Thursday 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm - All meetings on zoom - Zoom Link





Integrating Learning Portfolios Into Your Courses

October 26th, 2:00-3:00 PM, Lake Shore Campus 

Join us for an in-person informational session led by biology faculty members Dr. Kristin de Nesnera and Dr. Yoel Stuart. In this session, we will discuss innovative ways to integrate learning portfolios (ePortfolios) into your courses. We will provide an overview of learning portfolios, their pedagogical benefits, and will explore examples created by LUC students.

Please use this form to sign upPlease email Alli Sanchez at asanchezperry@luc.edu to request more information.

The Fall 2023 meeting of the Academic Internship affinity group will be held via Zoom on October 17th, 12pm-1:30pm.

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.

Want help reimagining a course? The CELTS staff are happy to support you! Reach out to Susan Haarman at shaarman@luc.edu to start the conversation.