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Micro-credential Overview

This micro-credential is earned by students who demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and critical thinking. Students interested in earning this digital badge will develop an action plan to solve a problem and carry out that plan. Afterwards, they will evaluate the efficacy of their plan and submit a personal reflection. They will detail the potential barriers they sought to overcome and how successful their efforts were in practice.


What can you do with this micro-credential?

  • Identify key differences in competing perspectives.
  • Predict the likelihood of encountering issues associated with a particular task.
  • Apply equal weight to all perspectives, including those that differ from one's own.
  • Assess issues from all possible perspectives.
  • Apply a range of soft skills including resilience, flexibility and personal responsibility.
  • Use knowledge of differing perspectives to design creative solutions.
  • Implement strategies to reach acceptable compromises.
  • Adapt to obstacles in solving problems.
  • Reflect on complete event and use of critical thinking to solve problems.

Intended Audience

  • UCO students connected to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Instruction Method

  • Self-paced.


  • Participants may earn this credential at any time.



The micro-credential fee is sponsored by the University of Central Oklahoma Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), at no cost to participants.

Contact Information

Christopher Hendricks
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.