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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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.

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--Judith Cebula

Director, Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation

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This program will give our students the opportunity to develop the important skill of facilitation, especially as it relates to dialogue about civic issues that impact our surrounding communities and campus. Also, this program allows our students to be a part of a learning community of peers from such diverse institutions, which [will] broaden their network and perspectives.

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--Amy Chan

Director of University Community Service Center, University of Chicago

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CCR provided an important reflection session that bridged community experiences with the pedagogical process. Through the lens of the short story, teachers were able to see the process of educating through a new lens and that set the stage for an introduction to various community-based pedagogical strategies.

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--Jon Schmidt

Service-Learning Manager, Chicago Public Schools

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