Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Faculty Development Programs

The Center for Experiential Learning provides a number of professional development programs for faculty and staff.

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 Experiential Learning and across Loyola University Chicago. You can sign up for the newsletter here

Spring 2020 Faculty Development Programming

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Getting What You Want and What You Need: Relationship Building as a Model for Shared Outcome Creation
12 noon – 1:30 pm -- Damen Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room (2nd Floor)

Join us for a workshop linking community partners and faculty members to discuss shared outcomes and community engagement work. Facilitated by Dr. Mary Price, Director of Faculty Development, Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI, this workshop will provide opportunities to connect with organizations and dialogue about what it means to be a co-educator in community-engaged learning. Register for the workshop here.

Non-Profit Opportunities Fair
2:00 – 4:30 pm - Damen Student Center, Damen Den

After this workshop with community organizations on that same day (Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020), the Center for Experiential Learning hosts a free recruitment fair for non-profit community partners to come recruit for any type of position -- volunteer/service-learning, internship, research, part-time employment, or full-time employment. Please share with your students.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Living Our “Why”: Working towards Authenticity as Publicly-Engaged Scholars and Academic Professionals
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall

Join us for this faculty workshop to build upon your scholarly identity, led by Dr. Mary Price, Director of Faculty Development, Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI. Connect your scholarly identity to publicly-engaged scholarship, community engagement, and/or the common good. Register for the workshop here by Tuesday, Jan. 21st (readings and pre-work will be sent to you prior to workshop.)

The CEL offers a wide variety of programming. For more information on any of the programs, click on the description links or email Susan Haarman at shaarman@luc.edu 

Syllabus Workshop: Join us for a syllabus workshop on Tuesday, August 20th from 1-3PM in Piper Hall  Through guided peer review and discussion, faculty can share best practices, talk through course policies and course design, and explore strategies for active, student-centered learning.

Experiential Learning Faculty Seminar Series: This educational development program provides workshops focused on integrated course design, implementing experiential learning, working with community partners, and facilitating critical reflection. Faculty who complete the series will be names Engaged Scholars by the Center for Experiential Learning.

Social Justice Pedagogy Reading GroupJoin the Center for Experiential Learning for a reading group exploring social justice pedagogy. The reading group will meet on Tuesdays throughout the semester at LSC and Wednesdays at WTC.

STEM Faculty Learning Community: In conjunction with the Center for Science and Math Education, the CEL is sponsoring a Faculity Learning Community for faculty in STEM. The group will explorw active learning strategies by reading James Lang's Small Teaching and sharing resources and techniques. 

Write Now! Workshop Series: This writing workshop series is designed to provide faculty with dedicated time and space to develop engaged research and scholarship. Each workshop offers a supportive interdisciplinary atmosphere, guided writing sessions, and refreshments. 

Communities in Solidarity Program: The Communities in Solidarity program is funded through Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane, and Sustainable World, Loyola’s strategic plan 2015-2020. This program consists of two initiatives from the Center for Experiential Learning, an immersion for faculty and staff in Rogers Park and Edgewater more directly in order to create more Engaged Learning opportunities for Loyola students, and funding for engaged learning course connected with Rogers Park and Edgewater.

CEL Faculty Guide

You can download the Faculty Guide and contact the CEL team for consultations.