Civic Reflection


Civic Reflection

Sign up now for this year's Fall 2014 Civic Reflection Training to become a Civic Reflection Facilitator!  This two day training will be offered in Altgeld Hall 125 on Friday, September 5th from 12:00PM to 5:30PM and will reconvene on Saturday, September 6th from 8:30AM to 12:30PM.  To RSVP your attendance, click here.

As part of a recent strategic planning effort, NIU has been identifying and organizing various engagement activities on campus. Civic Reflection (CR), formerly known as Project on Civic Reflection, helps NIU students, faculty, and staff come together to discuss and relate a piece of literature or media to their civic engagement experiences. By participating in the Civic Reflection, NIU is becoming more unified as a university. It eliminates individual organizations' attempts to provide discussion on civic engagement.  It also educates both students and faculty alike through meaningful discussion.  

The project’s activities fall neatly within the NIU’s Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning and as such a mechanism is in place for continuation of a reflection series using staff from that office.  Since the content of these dialogues aligns with the Northern Pact’s theme this year is a “caring” community, we will also promote the civic reflection series through the Northern Pact events. 

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Participate in campus-wide CR discussions!
  • Become a Civic Reflection Facilitator! 

For more information, contact:

Julia Spears, Director

Kathryn Olson, AmeriCorps VISTA

CR Resources:

Facilitator Resources:

Discussion Participants Resources:

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