Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Faculty Certificate Program‌

Celebrating 10 Years

‌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. 

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

Spring 2018 Workshops

Workshops will be offered FRIDAYS from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. LUNCH will be provided from 11:00 – 11:30 am with presentations starting at 11:30 am.

Integrated Course Design Part I

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

Integrated Course Design Part II 

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

Multicultural Inclusion & Sensitivity     

February 16th, 2018         11:30 – 1:00 pm        

Facilitating Critical Reflection

March 23rd, 2018         11:30 – 1:00 pm       

Assessment of Experiential Learning Assignments

April 6th, 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.