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 in collaboration with Loyola’s Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy.

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

CEL Faculty Guide

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

Spring 2019 Programming

Experiential Learning Faculty Certificate Program: In collaboration with Marquette University’s Center for Teaching and Learning/Service-Learning Program, Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning is launching a new faculty development program for Loyola’s faculty to build strategies in teaching experiential learning courses. This educational development program provides workshops focused on integrated course design, implementing experiential learning, working with community partners, and facilitating critical reflection.

Arts-Based Reflection Workshop: Join the CEL and the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) for a special workshop with curator Natasha Ritsma on LUMA's current exhibits and integrating art and arts-based reflection in the classroom. 

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.

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. 

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.

Active Teaching Reading Group: Join the Center for Experiential Learning for a reading group exploring active learning strategies through James Lang's Small Teaching. The reading group will meet on select Wednesdays throughout the semester on both the Lakeshore and Water Tower campus.