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.

Summer 2024 Faculty Development Programming

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

Here is a list of dates and times for our Faculty Development Programs throughout the Summer 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 Summer sessions will be offered on Zoom - Zoom Link for all sessions

Summer Sessions

  • Integrated Course Design: Part 1 - Designing Your Course for Significant Learning - Tuesday 5/21  - 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Integrated Course Design: Part 2 - Assessing Reflection and Experiential Learning - Tuesday 5/28 - 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Theories of Experiential Learning - Tuesday 6/4 - 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Working with Community Partners - Tuesday 7/2 - 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Designing Reflection Assignment and Practices 7/9 - Tuesday  - 1:00pm-2:30pm

Academic Internship Faculty Learning Community

The Academic Internship Faculty Learning Community is open to all those instructors and coordinators of academic interns across disciplines. This group will be directed by the questions and interests of its participants and will focus on integrating the academic internship experience of students into coursework by means of critical reflection, proactively supporting students’ pre-professional experiences, and pedagogical best practices for engaged learning courses. For more information email Michelle Peters at mpeters1@luc.edu or sign up for more information, here. You do not need to register ahead of time to join us!  

All Summer 2024 sessions will meet virtually:  

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 – 11 am – 12pm  
  •  Friday, June 14, 2024 – 11 am – 12pm 
  • Thursday, July 11, 2024 – 11 am – 12pm 
  •  Friday, August 9, 2024 – 11 am – 12pm 

Zoom Link

Active Learning Book Group: Small Teaching

Join other faculty as we read and discuss Small Teaching by James M. Lang. We will meet via Zoom at the following times:

Wednesday, 5/29 - 1:30pm-2:30 pm

Monday, 6/17 - 1:30pm-2:30 pm

Wednesday, 7/10 - 1:30pm-2:30 pm

Monday, 7/29 - 1:30pm-2:30 pm

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 CELTS@luc.edu if you have questions.

Grading for Growth Seminar

Join other faculty on 8/20 for a day long workshop on implementing growth focused grading and assessment practices into your syllabus. Using the book Grading for Growth, the morning will focus on the fundamentals of practices like specifications and standards-based grading, including how other faculty are using it at LUC. The afternoon will then be a hands on walk through of how to begin the process of implementing growth focused grading in your current courses. 

The workshop will run from 9am to 3pm on 8/20 in McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendees will recieve a copy of Grading for Growth.

To register, fill out this form. Email Susan Haarman at shaarman@luc.edu for more information or if you have questions. 

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

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

Course Consultation

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.