Integrative Curricular Microcredentials (ICMs) at SUNY Geneseo recognize and document students’ work in applying their academic skills. Geneseo encourages students to see learning as something that is integrated and makes connections to experiences beyond the classroom. Microcredentials increase the visibility of skills for employers and graduate schools by giving students a platform for curating examples of their work, articulating connections between different types of experiences, and demonstrating the application of skills in new contexts.
An ICM contains: a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credits of academic course work; at least one high impact, applied learning, or integrative learning experience; and a culminating experience with a self-reflective component that serves as evidence of the application of learning. The high impact, applied learning, or integrative learning component may be achieved through a program-defined curricular or co-curricular experience and may overlap with the required culminating experience. To declare an ICM, a student must complete a form available in the Office of the Dean of Academic Planning and Advising (Erwin 106) and obtain approval from the relevant ICM coordinator. Completion of ICMs are noted on a student’s transcript.