Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Faculty Certificate Program‌

Celebrating 10 Years

Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning has launched a new 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 

Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars

The certificate program’s inaugural interdisciplinary cohort 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 our inaugural cohort of Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars here

Fall 2018 Workshops

Workshops will be offered FRIDAYS from 11:30 – 1:00 pm in Mundelein 1410. 

Integrated Course Design Part I

September 14th, 2018   11:30 – 1:00 pm       

Integrated Course Design Part II 

September 21st, 2018   11:30 – 1:00 pm    

Introduction to Experiential Learning     

October 19th, 2018         11:30 – 1:00 pm        

Designing Critical Reflection Activites and Assignments

October 26th, 2018         11:30 – 1:00 pm       

Working with Community Partners

November 2nd, 2018      11:30 – 1:00 pm        

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


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 the Spring and you can join the certificate at any time.