Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Intergroup Dialogue and Social Change Microcredential

Faculty coordinator: Meredith Harrigan, Communication

email: harrigan@geneseo.edu, office: Blake B 120

In this microcredential, students will develop skills and experience in facilitating constructive dialogue on issues related to social identity and belonging, including categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and social class. The microcredential includes three required academic experiences.

Integrative Curricular Microcredential in Intergroup Dialogue and Social Change, 9 Credits

  • 1.   Credit(s): 3

    2. Select one:

  • Credit(s): 3
  • XLRN 399: DS: Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation Practicum Credit(s): 3


    3. Select one:

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 3

    Upon completion of the three course sequence, students will demonstrate their skills by serving as student facilitator of a coordinator-approved integrative learning experience, including but not limited to service as student facilitator in:

    • the XLRN 250 Intergroup Dialogue course
    • Geneseo Cultivating Community program
    • DICE workshops

    Integrative learning experiences will be approved by the microcredential coordinator and will include a required self-reflective component that explores the process of developing dialogue facilitation skills, experiences in applying these skills to the work of facilitation, and connections between this work and the students’ other academic and personal experiences.


    Learning outcomes for the microcredential include:

    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of identities, beliefs, and backgrounds, and how these connect to theoretical frameworks and contemporary and historical systems of power. (GLOBE Diversity and Pluralism; GLOBE Global Awareness and Engagement)
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to contribute to and facilitate inclusive conversations with diverse participants around complex issues relating to identity, belonging, privilege, and power (GLOBE Diversity and Pluralism)
    • Students will demonstrate written, oral, and listening skills that reflect perspective-taking, critical thinking, and empathy (GLOBE Communication)
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to successfully engage in dialogue as a participant (including making contributions to critical discussions, engaging with diverse viewpoints and experiences, and examining individual preconceptions and assumptions) and as a facilitator (including framing inclusive conversations and providing a supportive and empathetic space for discussion) (GLOBE Leadership and Collaboration)
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate their understandings of their position vis-a-vis wider structures of contemporary and historical system of power, analyze their personal growth in engaging with and facilitating conversations about identity and privilege, and trace the effect of the microcredential experiences on their individual growth (GLOBE Integrative and Applied Learning, Reflection).