One use, among many others, would be to actually rank institutions of higher education based on the idea of civic intelligence. My students and I worked on this project and I worked our findings into an opinion piece entitled What is the civic intelligence of your university or college?.
I'm trying to make the case that colleges and universities could / should think about themselves in terms of civic intelligence.
We're hoping to go to the next phase: putting more rigor into the rubric and actually using it to rank some schools.
I'd love to hear your thoughts in relation to this idea.