EDU 657 Week 3 Reflective Journal Business – General Business Reflective Journal. Critically reflect on the impact of topics, trends, and events of historical eras on higher education and the dynamics surrounding the university-builders in the formative decades between 1880 -1920. Think about what it would have been like to be a college student during this time. Then reflect on the time when you first enrolled in your graduate program. What was your experience? Where you excited about the prospects of one day teaching at the higher education level? What is the subject you would most likely enjoy teaching? Do you think you could have taught the same subject during 1880 -1920? Knowing a little more about the history of higher education, have your perceptions changed about higher education in general.