Applications for the Spring 2024 cohort were accepted through December 12, 2023. 

CU Dialogues is piloting a new micro-credential workshop series for CU Boulder graduate students. Micro-credentials are issued and acknowledged by CU Boulder’s Registrar’s Office to recognize sustained inquiry and skill-building around a focused topic. The Spring 2024 DEI-Informed Dialogic Pedagogy workshop series will be offered to up to 20 graduate student instructors and will meet over the course of 10 weeks. Through in-person sustained dialogue practice, asynchronous activities, and readings, participants will learn about DEI-grounded dialogue, with attention to designing and facilitating dialogic practices that center intersectional equity in classroom practices.

The creation and offering of this micro-credential is part of a long-term goal of advancing a campus culture attentive to dialogue and listening across many intersectional identities. We see this inaugural workshop series for graduate instructors as one pathway for developing a network of opportunities for undergraduate students to experience DEI-grounded dialogue in CU classes. In the future, we hope to establish a comparable workshop series for faculty. 

The DEI-Informed Dialogic Pedagogy Micro-credential will equip graduate students to:

  • Integrate DEI-grounded dialogic practices that center intersectional equity into their teaching,
  • Develop critical self-awareness around positionality and power in instructional spaces,

  • Create a cross-disciplinary community for graduate students, particularly for those who are from historically marginalized backgrounds. 

Workshop Series Details:

  • The program will run for 10 weeks, starting the first week of the spring semester (week of Jan 15).  These meetings will conclude before spring break. 
  • Participants should commit to one 90 minute-long meeting each week.  This will be a combination of in person and remote gatherings.  In addition, participants should plan on ~30 minutes of prep work before each session.

  • Participants will have the full month of April to complete their learning portfolio and demonstration of competencies in order to earn the microcredential digital badge.