To advance the mission of Loyola University Chicago to “expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith,” the university's Engaged Learning requirement asks faculty to embed experiential learning opportunities in courses to help students enhance their knowledge, skills, and values. More information on proposing a course can be found here.

Course Designation Deadlines

In order for new courses to be designated for Engaged Learning credit, proposals need to be submitted according to the following timeline:

  • October 1 for Spring Semester and J-Term
  • December 1 for Summer Terms
  • February 1 for Fall Semester

NOTE: Due to the course catalogue featured online and our new Curriculum Management (CIM) System, we will be moving to a new deadline for Engaged Learning proposals from faculty/schools which will be Feb. 1, 2025 for academic year 2025-26. For this coming Fall 2024, we will continue with the old deadlines: October 1 for spring 2025 and DEC 1 for summer 2025 (remaining LAST old deadline). Beginning in 2025, the FEB. 1st deadline will be for all engaged learning courses during the next academic year (2025-2026), including summer 2025, fall 2025, J-term 2026, and spring 2026 semesters.

Please complete all fields in this form and click "SUBMIT" when you are finished. Please also email your draft syllabus directly to engagedlearning@luc.edu. Your responses will be sent to the Engaged Learning Subcommittee of the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUS) for review.

Assessment of the Engaged Learning requirement: By submitting this proposal for a course that meets the Engaged Learning University Requirement, I agree to participate in the assessment of Engaged Learning. Specifically, I understand and agree to: 1) submit my syllabus each semester, 2) ask my students to enter their Engaged Learning placement/experience data into LOCUS, and 3) have my students respond to a standardized reflection prompt at the end of the semester. CELTS and the EL Subcommittee will contact faculty/staff at the start of each semester to provide further details regarding this assessment requirement.


Service Learning Courses

Loyola University and the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, & Scholarship encourage faculty members to use service-learning as a pedagogical tool in their courses. Typically 50 faculty members embed service-learning in their course each semester with 1200-1500 students participating actively in these courses. If you are interested in proposing a Service-Learning course, more information can be found here.