Mission

The mission of the Office of Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (OCELTS) is to help Loyola embody the Jesuit vision of a university with and for local and global communities.

What we do

  • Implement and recognize community engaged teaching, learning, and scholarly initiatives that are distinctly well-organized, high-quality, and social justice-oriented;
  • Advocate for policies and infrastructure that empower and inspire Loyola faculty, students and staff to prioritize and undertake meaningful community engagement activities in a spirit of partnership and reciprocity;
  • Facilitate a culture of accountability and impact where objectives are measurable, data drives decision-making, planning and assessment loops are closed, and transparency is the norm.

Vision

Driven by Loyola's university-wide community engagement objectives, our vision is that all Loyola students, faculty and staff will have the skills and willingness to navigate the complex path to a more just world, including an advanced understanding of social justice and the opportunity and commitment to contribute to social justice in their personal and professional lives. We envision a university which, through a strong network of sustainable, focused partnerships, makes a positive impact on the world through service, awareness, advocacy and systemic change. In this vision, Loyola is distinguished as an anchor institution “with and for” its communities.

Staff

Email: ocelts@loyno.edu
Phone: (504) 865-2283
Fax: 504-865-2323
Bobet 113 (Campus Map)
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 115
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Office Hours: MWF 2:00-3:00 p.m.; TR 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Heather Mack Jennie Alpaugh
Jennifer Jeanfreau
Interim Director

Heather Mack
Research & Assessment

 

Jennie Christenson Alpaugh
Office Manager