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 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.


--Student Leader

Northern Illinois University


This was a great workshop—I am sad for it to end! I’m really taking back some new ideas for my classroom and staff on using names, planning discussions, using openings and closings, etc.


--Training Participant, Civic Reflection for Educators Workshop


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.


--Judith Cebula

Director, Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation