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Welcome to the Center for Experiential Learning's Engaged Teaching and Learning Newsletter! Our fall faculty development programs have kicked into high gear. There are still many opportunities to deepen and develop your teaching practice, explore new approaches, and to participate and contribute to Loyola's vibrant teaching and learning community. Explore how you can get involved below!

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

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

Have an event, opportunity, or resource you would like to share? Email us at to be included in the next edition. 
Upcoming Events

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

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!
CEL Workshops, Programs, and Opportunities

Experiential Learning Workshop

Learn how to cultivate student learning through experiential learning assignments and courses on Friday, Oct. 12th. As part of the Faculty Certificate Program, this Experiential Learning Workshop is part of a series designed to help faculty deepen their teaching practices and explore experiential learning pedagogies. Workshops are open to all and 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 ( to RSVP. 

Social Justice Pedagogy Reading Group
Tuesday, Oct. 16th • 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, Oct. 17th • 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

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 (

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.

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
Review and Retool your Online Class
Date: Thursday, Oct. 11th
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Place: McCormick Lounge

As a way to assist online faculty, please attend this session that will focus on current digital tools used in online courses. We will introduce you to new resources and applications, review emerging best practices, and update you on mandates to help you develop, improve, and implement your online courses. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 8, at the following link:
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, The Office of Online Learning, and the Dean's Office, College of Arts and Sciences.
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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