While traditional degrees and certificate programs recognize more robust programs of academic study, micro-credentials provide a way to recognize and document the acquisition of specific skills or competencies. Upon successful completion of a micro-credential program, learners are issued a digital badge that allows achievements to be displayed and shared. Just as diplomas serve to recognize degrees, digital badges are artifacts that offer recognition and storytelling about micro-credentials. Badges contain metadata about the program’s requirements and learning objectives, as well as links to educational artifacts. Micro-credentials at CU Boulder are administered by the Office of the Registrar.
The Climate Justice Leadership Alliance empowers students, staff, and faculty with the knowledge and skills to advance both environmental and social justice efforts by understanding its interdependence. The purpose of this alliance is to illuminate the direct correlation of environmental and social justice work which, in turn, creates an opportunity for student leadership and action surrounding this work on CU campus and beyond. This group builds a community of change agents, explores questions of identity and place, heritage and inheritance, root causes of the global oppression and disproportionate impacts of the climate crisis, recognizes existing leadership and efforts, and creates community- based solutions. We examine individual actions and identities as well as global institutions, world views, and different approaches to ecological systems and design. We will also meet with and learn from practitioners in the field.
The alliance aims to facilitate deep discussion, meaningful reflection, and solutions-focused thinking to activate voices and actualize potential. Participants will benefit from a dynamic co-curricular experience and gain knowledge and skill sets with widespread application and value. These learnings will be put into practice through collaboration with the campus and community Climate Justice planning efforts which will have real world impact.
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Who should participate?
Students participating in the Climate Justice Leadership Alliance will have the opportunity to receive a Micro-credential from the Environmental Center for participation if a minimum number of requirements are accomplished throughout the semester. However, participation in the monthly meeting, training and events is still available to anyone interested despite their desire to earn the Micro-credential.