Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Faculty Seminar Series

The CEL offers faculty development program for Loyola’s faculty to build strategies in teaching experiential learning courses. 

Faculty will begin by submitting a course syllabus on which they plan to work and enhance with experiential learning the following semester/year. Faculty will be encouraged to engage in 6 workshops; as a culminating project, faculty will share a course syllabus including the experiential learning course elements. Upon completion of the series, faculty participants will:

  • earn a faculty development certificate in experiential learning,
  • have priority eligibility for the Communities in Solidarity funding for Engaged Learning courses,
  • be named Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars

Please go here to sign up or email shaarman@luc.edu 

Spring 2020 Workshops

Workshops will be offered Thrusdays from 11:30 – 1:00 pm 

Integrated Course Design Part I & II - TBD

February 6th, 11:30 – 1:00 pm       

Civility in the Classroom - TBD

February 20th, 11:30 – 1:00 pm            

Cultural Competency in the Classroom - TBD

March 19th, 11:30 – 1:00 pm   

Assessment of Reflection Activities     

April 2nd, 11:30 – 1:00 pm        

Please sign up here or email shaarman@luc.edu for more information. 


There will be other opportunities that faculty will have to contribute to the one (1) elective in this certificate program, such as curriculum-related speakers or the Communities in Solidarity program. Sessions will also continue in Spring and you can join the certificate at any time.

Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars

These scholars completed the seminar series and explored integrated course design, deepened their teaching practices, and learned how to engage community partners in the classroom through a series of ongoing workshops and a culminating syllabus project. You can find a full list of Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars here


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