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Faculty Development Programs
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 2024 Faculty Development Programming
Join us in Spring for a wide variety of Faculty Development programs!
Here is a list of dates and times for our Faculty Development Programs throughout the Spring 2024.
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 five 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:
- earn a faculty development certificate in experiential learning
- be named a Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholar
- have priority access to Engaged Teaching and Learning Faculty Funding
All Spring sessions will be offered on Zoom - Zoom Link for all sessions
- Integrated Course Design: Part 1 - Designing Your Course for Significant Learning - Friday, 2/2 - 10:00am - 11:30am
- Integrated Course Design: Part 2 - Assessing Reflection and Experiential Learning - Friday, 2/9 - 10:00am - 11:30am
- Theories of Experiential Learning - Friday, 2/23 - 10:00am - 11:30am
- Designing Reflection Assignment and Practices - Friday, 3/15 - 10:00am - 11:30am
- Working with Community Partners - Friday, 4/5 - 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 Spring 2024 will be held in person in Sullivan 201 and include lunch. For more information email Susan Haarman at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for more information here. No need to register beforehand to attend!
- Wednesday, 1/31, 12:30pm-1:30pm
- Wednesday, 2/21, 12:30pm-1:30pm
- Wednesday, 3/20, 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.
The meetings will be in person in Sullivan 201 and lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, 2/7 - 12:30pm-1:30pm
Wednesday, 3/13 - 12:30pm-1:30pm
Wednesday, 4/10 - 12:30pm-1:30pm
Come discuss the book, create strategies to implement as soon as your next class period, and share active learning strategies with fellow faculty!
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 2024 Dates
All meetings on zoom - Zoom Link
1/26 - Friday - 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
2/22 - Thursday -12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
3/21 - Thursday -12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Integrating Learning Portfolios Into Your Courses
For more information on Learning Portfolio programs and support please email Alli Sanchez at email@example.com to request more information.