INTRODUCING the Experiential Learning Course Development Seminar.

The Center for Teaching and Learning- Service Learning Program, in collaboration with Loyola University- Chicago’s Center for Experiential Learning, is launching a new faculty development program for Loyola’s faculty to build strategies in teaching experiential learning courses. This educational development program provides 8 workshops focused on integrated course design, implementing experiential learning, working with community partners, and facilitating critical reflection.

Faculty will begin by submitting a course syllabus (or course outline if the class is not yet created) 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 newly revised course syllabus including the experiential learning course elements. Upon completion of the series, they will receive feedback on their syllabus, a certificate recognizing their intentional preparation in facilitating experiential learning, and they will be named Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars. Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Scholars will be recognized at the annual Community Engagement Symposium.

All faculty instructors are encouraged to attend if they are interested in:

1) enhancing their course structure related to experiential learning and/or service learning.

2) building capacity and strategies around active teaching and learning practices, and

3) facilitating active learning courses that engage students AND community partners

This seminar will be especially beneficial for faculty preparing courses as part of the new Engaging Social Systems requirement with the new core curriculum. Participants will be required to participate in six workshops, which includes two foundational course design workshops and a choice of varied curriculum-related workshops offered throughout the year. Offerings include:

FALL 2017

Workshops will be offered FRIDAYS from 11:00 – 1:00 pm. Lunch is included for registered participants. Lunch will be served from 11:00 – 11:30 am with presentations starting at 11:30 am.

September 22, 2017   11:30 – 1:00 pm         Integrated Course Design Part I

September 29, 2017   11:30 – 1:00 pm         Integrated Course Design Part II

October 13, 2017         11:30 – 1:00 pm        Introduction to Experiential Learning Pedagogy

November 3, 2017        11:30 – 1:00 pm         Collaborating with Community Partners

November 17, 2017      11:30 – 1:00 pm         Developing Critical Reflection Assignments

There will be other opportunities that faculty will have to contribute to the electives in this certificate program, such as curriculum-related speakers, service learning events, or applicable sessions of the Community Engagement Symposium.  The Community Engagement Symposium, will be held on November 6, 2017. More information about the sessions can be found at

Participants in this certificate program will be eligible for Problem-Solver Seed grant offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information:

In addition, faculty interested in presenting on SOTL at conferences would also be eligible for travel grants sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning:


Workshops will be scheduled later in fall 2017, but will continue on Fridays and include the following topics:

*Integrated Course Design Part I
*Integrated Course Design Part II
*Facilitating Critical Reflection in class
*Intercultural Competency, Sensitivity, and Inclusion
*Assessment in Experiential Learning/ Developing Rubrics

Faculty who are interested in pursuing this professional development opportunity should contact Kim Jensen Bohat, Director of the Service Learning Program, at 288-0250.

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Mission Statement

The Center for Teaching and Learning serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of pedagogical excellence at Marquette University.

Rooted in Ignatian pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and the use of student-centered technology while partnering with faculty as they prepare Marquette students to be agents of change for a global community.