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.

Benefits

  • 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

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CCR provided an important reflection session that bridged community experiences with the pedagogical process. Through the lens of the short story, teachers were able to see the process of educating through a new lens and that set the stage for an introduction to various community-based pedagogical strategies.

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--Jon Schmidt

Service-Learning Manager, Chicago Public Schools

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As we opened up the world of civic reflection to the Elmhurst College community and student organizations, people became much more aware of why we do all the things we do, as individuals and communities.

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--Amanda Ceaser

Elmhurst College Alum and Leader of Elmhurst Habitat for Humanity

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As an educator, this conversation has affirmed for me the essential role of education in achieving the promise of America.

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--Julie Bass, "Tenth Anniversary of 9/11" Discussion Participant

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