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Welcome to the Center for Experiential Learning's Engaged Teaching and Learning Newsletter! This monthly newsletter shares the latest news, events, and programming related to teaching and learning across Loyola.
In this semester kickoff edition, you'll find: 

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. 
Upcoming Events
Fall Semester Kickoff Reception

Kickoff the semester with the Center for Experiential Learning on Tuesday, August 21st from 3:30PM - 5:00PM in Piper Hall. Connect and celebrate another semester of teaching and learning over drinks and refreshments with the CEL team and fellow faculty and staff members. Please RSVP below. We hope to see you there!

Join us for a syllabus workshop on Tuesday, August 21st from 1:00PM - 3:00PM in Piper Hall. This workshop offers faculty an opportunity to workshop syllabi for the upcoming semester. Through guided peer review and discussion, faculty can share best practices, talk through course policies and course design, and explore strategies for active, student-centered learning.

Please RSVP below. We ask that workshop participants bring 2-3 copies of their syllabus to the workshop. You can also email a copy to and we'll print copies for you. The first 20 folks who RSVP for the workshop will receive copies of Linda Nilson's classic teaching guide, Teaching at its Best

The Writing Program invites you to a lecture by Andrea Lunsford:
Teaching Argument in the Era of of "Fake News" and "Post-Truth"

Currently the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English Emerita, and Founding Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University, Andrea Lunsford has designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in writing history and theory, rhetoric, literacy, and intellectual property. Lunsford is most recently known for her landmark study of undergraduate writers, which largely dispelled the myth that social media was destroying student writing. She is also well known for her advancement of multimodal communication, collaborative writing, feminist rhetoric, literacy studies, and intellectual property rights.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM, Cuneo Hall 3 with lunch to follow. 
CEL Workshops, Programs, and Opportunities

The Center for Experiential Learning has launched a new certificate 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. Join this year's certificate program here or email Susan Haarman ( for more information. 

Join the Center for Experiential Learning for a monthly series of writing workshops designed to provide dedicated time and space for faculty to develop engaged research and scholarship.

This workshop series aims 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

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. Join us for a reading group on social justice pedagogy. 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 the group or find out more, email Susan Haarman at

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

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

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 (
Introduction to TEI with Rebecca Parker
(Sept 7, 2:30PM, CTSDH)

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)
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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