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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Much of the value for me came in interacting with students and colleagues around a common topic. Sharing a common goal. Having CCR at NIU is extremely worthwhile.

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--Faculty Member

Northern Illinois University

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Taking time to slow down and reflect is as important as spending time and energy in action to transform the institution. The work of transformation is not only “out there”; it is about transforming what is “in here,” our own internal views and assumptions.

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--Laura I. Rendon

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University

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It was very surprising how helpful I found this training session. I thought I had a good idea coming into this session about how to facilitate reflections but I realize now that my knowledge beforehand was very basic. This session helped me to expand and highlight key concepts in planning and executing reflective discussions.

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--Elmhurst College Student Leader

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