About the Loyola Experience Engagement Key
The Loyola Experience Engagement Key focuses on your Engaged Learning experience. Engaged Learning supports the mission of Loyola University Chicago by embedding opportunities for you to explore the many different forms of experiential learning as part of your academic coursework!
Engaged learning courses are indicated on LOCUS and are centered around service-learning, undergraduate research, academic internships, public performance, or fieldwork.
Engagement Key reflections are due to your learning portfolio and submitted to the Center for Experiential Learning on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Read below for more details.
Have you taken an Engaged Learning class or are currently enrolled?
If so, you can earn your Engagement Key!
STEP ONE: Add your Engaged Learning Reflection to your learning portfolio.
We recommend building off of your UNIV 101 learning portfolio and create a separate tab titled "Engaged Learning Reflection." Please note that some students have built a UNIV 101 portfolio off of Weebly. Weebly is no longer able to be accessed on Loyola's network due to security reasons, so Weebly-based learning portfolios may not be submitted. You are encouraged to build your portfolio off of Taskstream-TK20, Loyola's official learning portfolio platform. There is a Loyola Experience template found on Taskstream-TK20 you can optionally use, and you would then add your Engaged Learning reflection under the tab titled "Engagement." Here is a step-by-step Creating and Submitting your Loyola Experience Learning Portfolio Guide to assist you. Check out our video tutorial below, as well!
To login to Taskstream-TK20, use your Loyola Username and Password at eportfolio.luc.edu.
Use the following reflection prompts provided to construct your reflection:
Loyola University Chicago's Mission Statement
“We are Chicago's Jesuit Catholic university- a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.”
Referencing Loyola’s mission statement above, compose a written reflection (about 500 words) that connects your in-class and out-of-class experience responding to the following:
- How did you connect your in-class and out-of-class Engaged Learning experiences?
- How did your Engaged Learning experience help you connect to the University’s mission?
- How did the Engaged Learning experience in this course affect your personal, intellectual, civic, and/or professional development?
Upload a learning artifact that represents your “engaged learning” experience. You can include a photo, presentation, reflection for a class, TedTalk, certificate, etc. The artifact should be explained and compliment your reflection.
Need further assistance uploading your reflection to a learning portfolio? You can also stop by the Center for Experiential Learning in Sullivan 295 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday and get help and feedback from the Center for Experiential Learning undergraduate program assistant team!
STEP TWO: Submit Your Link to the Center for Experiential Learning.
You can submit your learning portfolio link to the form found on Taskstream-Tk20, which is Loyola's official learning portfolio platform, to earn your Key. You can log on to Taskstream-TK20 using your Loyola Username and Password to eportfolio.luc.edu.
Submit your portfolio link on the form titled "Spring 2018 Loyola Experience Engagement Key and Diploma Frame Submission." For a step by step guide for submitting your link see our Submitting your Loyola Experience Learning Portfolio Guide or our tutorials below!
Not seeing the form on Taskstream-TK20? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will grant you access.
Reminder: Submit your learning portfolio with your Engaged Learning reflection by or on Sunday, March 25, 2018. A team of faculty and staff will evaluate the learning portfolios and recipients will be notified of their earned key status in mid-April.
Engagement Keys are distributed at the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium Award Ceremony on April, 21, 2018. Attendance is encourage to celebrate your accomplishment, but it is not mandatory. If not able to attend, keys will be available for pick up the week of April 23rd, 2018 in the Center for Experiential Learning.
Need inspiration? Check out our Gallery for Examples!