Propose a New EL Course
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
Please complete all fields in this form: https://forms.gle/XsTtbQFHfX6Vp6eG9 and click "SUBMIT" when you are finished. Please also email your draft syllabus directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. CEL 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 Experiential Learning 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.