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Welcome to the Center for Experiential Learning's Engaged Teaching and Learning Newsletter! A big thank you to all who joined us for the Syllabus Workshop and Kick Off Reception!

This monthly newsletter shares the latest news, events, and programming related to teaching and learning across Loyola. In the September edition, you'll find: 

Engaged Learning Deadline
Upcoming Events
CEL Workshops, Programs, and Events
Teaching and Learning On Campus
Teaching and Learning Resources

Have an event or opportunity you would like to share? Email us at to be included in the next edition. 
Engaged Learning Course Proposal Deadline
Faculty and academic units may submit existing or new courses for review for Engaged Learning designation following the process:
  1. Complete the New Engaged Learning Course Proposal (available here). 
  2. Submit the completed online form and course syllabus to the Engaged Learning Sub-Committee of the Board of Undergraduate Studies (via for review.  

In order to allow sufficient time for review of all courses and for timely completion of the schedule of classes, the Board of Undergraduate Studies has established the following deadlines for Engaged Learning course proposals:

  • OCTOBER 1 for SPRING semester and J-Term courses
  • DECEMBER 1 for SUMMER terms
  • FEBRUARY 1 for all FALL semester courses

New Loyola courses should be reviewed and approved by the appropriate College/School/Institute review body before being submitted for Engaged Learning credit.

Upcoming Events

Integrated Course Design Workshop

Learn how to create or restructure a course to intuitively support students' learning this Friday, September 14th. As part of the Faculty Certificate Program, Integrated Course Design is the first in a series of workshops designed to help faculty deepen their teaching practices and explore experiential learning. Workshops will be held on Fridays from 11:30AM - 1:00PM in Mundelein 1410 throughout the fall semester. 

Join this year's certificate program here or email Susan Haarman ( for more information. 

Podcasting: Why, How, and You

Jonathan B. Singer | Friday, September 14, 1:30 - 3:00 pm | LUMA, Simpson Room

Podcasting has been around since 2004 but entered a golden age with the Serial Podcast. Millions of people are podcasting and advertisers are pouring millions of dollars into them. So why would an academic want to podcast when you could write a book, a chapter, an article, or just have coffee with your colleague? Is it really as easy as everyone says it is to create a podcast? If so, why am I not doing it already? Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, associate professor of social work and founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast will answer these questions and more. 

CEL Workshops, Programs, and Opportunities

Social Justice Pedagogy Reading Group
Tuesday, Sept. 25th • 12:00 - 1:00 PM • IC Quiet Reading Room 317

As conversations around social justice intensify on the national level, the CEL invites you to take some time to think about how you can cultivate a just classroom environment through how you teach, as well as what you teach. We’ll be reading and discussing bell hook’s triumvirate: Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, and Teaching Critical Thinking. Books and lunch will be provided so we can feed our teaching practice alongside our stomachs. To join or find out more, email Susan Haarman at

Active Learning Reading Group
Wednesday, Sept. 26th • 12:00 - 1:00 PM • Damen 216

The Center for Experiential Learning invites you to spend the semester exploring active learning strategies in the classroom. Join us for a reading group centered on James Lang's Small Teaching. Build a toolbox of daily classroom activities and tangible tools for teaching. Books and lunch will be provided. To join the reading group or find out more, email Susan Haarman at

Write Now! Writing Workshop Series
Thursday, Oct. 4th • 2:00 - 4:30 PM • Mundelein Greenhouse (Rm 719)

Join the Center for Experiential Learning for a series of writing workshops designed to provide dedicated time and space to foster scholarship of teaching and learning, community-engaged scholarship, and publicly-engaged writing across the disciplines and across the university. Each workshop offers a supportive interdisciplinary atmosphere, guided writing sessions, and refreshments. For more information, email Susan Haarman at

Communities in Solidarity Faculty Immersion in Rogers Park and Edgewater: Misericordia

9AM - 12PM on Friday, September 28th 

Join us on September 28th from 9am-12pm for an immersion experience at Misericordia, a valued co-educator and community partner in Loyola Lake Shore Campus’ surrounding neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Edgewater. Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home. Gain insight and further context about the social justice issues facing our neighbors to help inform and enhance your teaching and research.

Academic Internships Affinity Group Lunch and Learn
October 3rd, 12:00-1:30PM, Mundelein 308

Academic Internships are a university wide initiative. Program components are facilitated out of the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL). However, the student’s experience is shaped by multiple stakeholders across LUC. The original impetus for convening this group is to enable:
  • Internal (LUC) information sharing
  • Role clarification to streamline student experience
  • Internal discussion processes, communication, and partnerships
  • Opportunity to meet once a semester
Please contact Cynthia Stewart via email ( or via phone (extension 8-6090) to join the group or find out more!

The Communities in Solidarity program funds community immersion in engaged learning courses. Apply for up to $500 each semester to help your class connect to Rogers Park and Edgewater. Take your class to a local organization, restaurant or museum or support their Engaged Learning efforts through honoraria for speakers and/or facilitated training from community partners. Apply below!

Priority will be given to participants in the Certificate in Experiential Learning Faculty Development Program. 

Apply Now!
Teaching and Learning On Campus
Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
Fall 2018 Workshops

Expand your research toolkit this year! Taught by talented scholars, our workshops provide hands-on training and discussion for interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. All workshops are free and take place on Friday afternoons. This fall we are expanding our workshops to the Water Tower campus, so look carefully at the locations listed below. If you would like to RSVP for any of the workshops, please email Kyle Roberts (

Podcasting: Why, How and You with Jonathan Singer WTC
(Sept. 14, 1:30PM, Simpson Room, WTC)

Introduction to HTML and CSS with with Abdur Khan,
(Sept 21, 2:30PM, CTSDH)

Digital Video at Loyola with Nick Liberatore
(Oct 26, 2:30PM, DMS)

Turn Around – Experiencing a Story in 360 Virtual Reality, with Jamason Chen WTC
(Nov 16, 1:30PM, SOC)

What is a Server and How do I set one up? with Tyler Monaghan
(Nov 30, 2:30PM, CTSDH)
Workshops About Ignatian Pedagogy

For more information about any of these workshops, please email Jessica Mansbach (, Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Development.

Introduction to Ignatian Pedagogy with Fr. Jose Mesa, FCIP Faculty Fellow
Tuesday, Sept. 18th • 11:00AM - 1:00PM • Cuneo Hall 410, LSC

Introduction to Ignatian Pedagogy with Fr. Jose Mesa, FCIP Faculty Fellow
Wednesday, Sept. 19th • 11:00AM - 1:00PM • Schreiber 1001, WTC

Kindling the Flame with Janet Sisler, Mission & Identity
Thursday, Oct. 11th • 11:00AM - 12:00PM • Location TBD, WTC

Geoff Swindells, University Libraries
Wednesday, Oct. 24th • 11:00AM - 12:00PM • Cuneo Hall 410, LSC
Workshops About Teaching and Learning Online

For more information about any of these workshops, please email Jessica Mansbach (, Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Development.

Implementing Ignatian Pedagogy in Online Courses
Friday, Oct. 5th • 11:00AM - 12:00PM • Online via Zoom
Teaching and Learning Resources
CEL Community Resource Site

The Center for Experiential Learning has a vibrant library of teaching and learning resources for Loyola faculty. You can access and contribute to these resources through our CEL Community Resources site available through Sakai at the link below. You'll find forms, readings, curriculum  modules, reflection resources, syllabus language, and more. Our hope is that this site will be a living resource where faculty and staff can share further research, examples, articles, assignments, and resources.

Click the button below to view and contribute to this growing collection of resources.
Teaching and Learning Resource Site
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