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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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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This program will give our students the opportunity to develop the important skill of facilitation, especially as it relates to dialogue about civic issues that impact our surrounding communities and campus. Also, this program allows our students to be a part of a learning community of peers from such diverse institutions, which [will] broaden their network and perspectives.

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--Amy Chan

Director of University Community Service Center, University of Chicago

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It was great to hear the perspective of other stakeholders -- especially the students.

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--Teaching, Learning, and Power Community Discussion Participant

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