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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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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Engaging Elmhurst College students in reflection has made a big impact on learning through service. Participants have the opportunity to critically reflect on their work and to explore the question ‘why serve.’ Whether in a student organization meeting or during alternative break, reflective discussions have deepened the student experience and provided opportunities for student leadership in a very empowering way.

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--Laura Wilmarth Tyna

Director of Leadership, Service and Engagement at Elmhurst College

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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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