Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Faculty Certificate in Experiential Learning

The CEL offers faculty certificate 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 

Fall 2020 Workshops

Workshops will be offered Wednesdays from 1:30pm and on Zoom

Integrated Course Design Part I - Zoom Link

September 23rd, 2:00 – 3:30 pm       

Integrated Course Design Part II - Zoom Link

October 7th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm             

Experiential Learning Theory and Active Teaching Practice Zoom Link

October 21st, 2:00 – 3:30 pm   

Designing Reflection Activities Zoom Link

November 4th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm          


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


Celebrating 10 Years