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 here.

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:

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

All Spring sessions will be offered on Zoom - Zoom Link for all sessions

Spring 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 shaarman@luc.edu 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! 

Please fill out this interest form or email Kevin Kaufmann at Kkaufm2@luc.edu for more information. 

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 asanchezperry@luc.edu to request more information.

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.