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 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

Mikva Challenge

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I didn't know what to expect coming in, but attending [this training] has really opened my eyes to the difference that just talking can make.

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--Student Leader

Northern Illinois University

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The discussions helped the students become more cognizant of their surroundings. At the same time, they grew a bond between each other greater than what was there before. These particular students seemed to enjoy their service events more so, after we started our discussions learning about Civic Reflection.

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--Faculty, Wilbur Wright College

Illinois Campus Compact

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