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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Because university educators seek intellectually rigorous ways of working with their students, the text-based process of the Center for Civic Reflection was an excellent approach. It helped us at Butler understand the value of facilitation in working with students, one that is related to teaching, yet very different.

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--Judith Cebula

Director, Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation

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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.

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--Joe Kanofsky

President, Highland Community College

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CCR is one of our key partners and they facilitate reflective discussions several times throughout the year. Invariably our staff feels challenged and refreshed by the process of directly exploring the readings and discussion; we enjoy that these are NOT specific to the work we do each day, and we connect through the process of listening to and sharing with each other in a safe space.

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--Eric Davis

Founder and Director of Global Citizenship Experience

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