Higher Education

​Colleges and universities are strengthening their efforts to help students become engaged, effective citizens. From community colleges to four-year universities, civic reflection has proved to be a powerful tool for achieving civic goals on the college campus and building the capacity of faculty, students, and staff. Civic reflection can be utilized across a wide range of areas in higher education, including academic service learning, community engagement, student development, and faculty and staff professional development.


  • Increased capacity for dialogue across difference at colleges and universities
  • Improved relationships between and among faculty, students, staff, and community members
  • Deepened student and staff commitment to service and civic engagement, both on-campus and off

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with colleges, universities, and other higher education groups.

What People Are Saying


I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and left feeling reinvigorated and fulfilled as a professional. I truly believe that this was one of the most meaningful (if not THE most meaningful) workshop that I have been to since entering the teaching field.


--Teach for America Teacher


It is these types of programs that help develop our students into great leaders and good citizens. We are very excited to participate in the Civic Reflection Fellows program and further expose our students --- and our growing campus – to this valuable work.


--Sheree Sanderson

Assistant Dean of Students, Governors State University


Civic reflection can help us form a framework to enable our institutions to comprehend -- discuss -- and thoughtfully deal with the ethical questions and challenges we all face each day.


--Joe Kanofsky

President, Highland Community College