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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It is these types of programs that help develop our students into great leaders and good citizens. We are very excited to participate in the Civic Reflection Fellows program and further expose our students --- and our growing campus – to this valuable work.

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--Sheree Sanderson

Assistant Dean of Students, Governors State University

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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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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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