Pictured above: Patrick Green (far left) with Loyola students in his UNIV 291: Seminar in Community-based Research course toured the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago (featured in Taller de Jose newsletter, January 2013).
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness from Student Evaluations:
- "I rave about this class to all of my friends in order to convince them to take the class! In all honestly though I'm not sure i would have had such an amazing, eye-opening experience if it weren't for you as the instructor. I am so so thankful I was able to be one of your students. The class could not have been more full circle. We would read about leadership, experience leadership in the community, and then return to class where you demonstrated your own leadership philosophy with ease and grace. I truly believe I am a more thoughtful and caring human, not including being a leader, and that couldn't be more important. This class was a wonderful place to turn to in the midst of an insane political time, and I'm blessed to now know better ways in which I can be a leader and help all those that need it or feel lost, in turn being helped myself! I really hope to take a class with you or work with you in the future. Thanks for everything!"
- "Overall, I really enjoyed this class. I feel like I learned so much about myself, leadership, and other students at this school. I really enjoyed our small group discussions as they allowed me to really see what others were thinking. I do think some of the readings could be explained a little more thoroughly in class becuase some of them were very complicated and the topic was something new to many of us. I really enjoyed learning more about leadership and its importance. Overall, this was one of the best classes I have taken at Loyola."
- "Professor Green is a great professor! I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities he provided for reflection. He cares for his students, which was always clear when he brought food to class. Also when I inquired articles regarding servant leadership for a totally different class he gladly sent numerous articles to me. This class stimulated my mind and definition of leadership. I will definitely take what I learned from this course and apply it in the future. Overall, I enjoyed Professor Green's class and teaching style."
- "I really enjoyed the many different methods of approaching the subject material."
- "Patrick was an outstanding professor. Not only did he do a great job of teaching the material but he also had a great personality. He was extremely approachable and wants the best for his students. He stimulated great reflections and really forced us to think outside of the box and go further with our understanding of the material. He had GREAT readings and great classroom activities. He was so engaging and just overall a wonderful professor. The course is also a wonderful course and something that I definitely benefitted from taking. I rate this course as awesome and this professor as awesome. He was probably my favorite professor at Loyola."
- "Great professor! Genuinely helped me become a better leader through activities, class readings, assignments, and projects."
Helped students to interpret subject matter from diverse perspectives (e.g., different cultures, religions, genders, political views) RATING 4.86 / 5
Encouraged students to reflect on and evaluate what they have learned RATING 4.86 / 5
Related course material to real life situations RATING 4.71 / 5
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. RATING 5.0 / 5
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. RATING 5.0 / 5
Clinical Instructor of Experiential Learning
In fall 2007, I was commissioned by Loyola's Provost as a co-terminous faculty member at Loyola University Chicago to create experiential learning courses focused on civic engagement, community-based learning, and leadership. Serving as a clinical instructor of experiential learning I have developed unique experiential learning courses that met core curriculum requirements of engaged learning (formerly civic engagement).
Developed six (6) Experiential Learning courses (3 credits) that meet the University Core Curriculum values designation of Civic Engagement / Leadership pre 2012, and the Engaged Learning University Requirement from fall 2012 to the present. The preface EXPL (formerly UNIV) was developed for the Experiential Learning courses offered through Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning:
- EXPL 290 Seminar in Community-based Service and Leadership
- EXPL 291 Seminar in Community-based Research and Leadership
- EXPL 292 International Service-Learning
- EXPL 390 Internship Seminar in Organizational and Community Leadership
- EXPL 391 Seminar in Undergraduate Research
- EXPL 393 Seminar in Integrative Leadership
In addition, we support the Leadership Minor (developed by Dr. John Dugan in Loyola's School of Education), an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary minor which builds leadership and social change frameworks through service-learning. Besides consulting on the development of the curriculum, I have taught the following in the Leadership Minor:
- ELPS 125 Introduction to Leadership Studies
Pictured below: Patrick Green with Loyola students in his UNIV 292: International Service-Learning course as they present their final ePortfolios, reflecting upon and integrating their experiences in Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, and Ghana.