CELTS offers faculty certificate program for Loyola’s faculty to build strategies in teaching experiential learning courses. This is open to all instructors at LUC - full time, clinical, adjunct, and staff and PhD students who teach classes.

Faculty will begin by submitting a course syllabus on which they plan to work and enhance with experiential learning the following semester/year. Faculty will be encouraged to engage in 6 workshops; 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,
  • have priority eligibility for the Engaged Learning Faculty Funding,
  • be named Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars

Please go here to sign up or email shaarman@luc.edu 

Spring 2023 Workshops

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


There will be other opportunities that faculty will have to contribute to the one (1) elective in this certificate program, such as curriculum-related speakers or the Communities in Solidarity program. Sessions will also continue in Spring and you can join the certificate at any time.

Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars

These scholars completed the seminar series and explored integrated course design, deepened their teaching practices, and learned how to engage community partners in the classroom through a series of ongoing workshops and a culminating syllabus project. You can find a full list of Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars here