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OSU Graduate Digital Badge: OSU Badges FAQ

Digital Badge Pilot Program

OSU's Badges FAQ


How do I earn a badge?

What are the badge competencies?

What are the badge levels?

 

How do I earn a badge?

Once you have attended one of the workshops offered through the program, the instructor will notify administrators that you met the criteria for successfully completing the session. This will be recorded in the OSU Badge software. You must complete two workshops at Level I and Level II under a badge competency to be eligible for that badge. Only completing one workshop is necessary at Level III in order to become eligible for a badge. Once you are eligible, simply fill out the online form to request your digital badge. Once your eligibility has been verified, you will be issued that badge and will receive an e-mail letting you know it is available and providing instructions how to claim it.

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What are the badge competencies?

There are currently six badge competencies as part of the OSU Graduate Digital Badge Program.

Communication - involves developing clear, concise, and engaging speaking and writing skills for both public and specialist audiences. 

Instruction - involves an understanding of learning modes and instructional strategies to best communicate information, concepts and understandings to others.

Research Services -  involves developing skills and an understanding of tools for information and data discovery, organization and use.

Management - involves learning and applying techniques for the best use of time, finance and resources for the successful development of relationships and careers.

Leadership - involves engagement in community and professional organizations and development of leadership skills.

Wellness - involves understanding the basis for wellness through good nutrition and exercise as well as healthy relationships and habits.

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What are the badge levels?

There are three badge levels under each competency, and then a Graduate College Digital Badge and a Graduate Dean's 360 Critical Success Skills Badge.

  • Level 1 Badges – These badges are foundational badges for completing workshops that are either lecture or informational. Two workshops at this level are required to earn a badge.

  • Level 2 Badges – This badge level is for workshops that are more participatory in that some type of deliverable is produced, whether it be an item or a presentation. Some mastery of the topic must be demonstrated. Two workshops at this level are required to earn a badge.

  • Level 3 Badges – These badges are for successfully completing workshops that require the attendee to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the workshop material involved in the track. Only one workshop at this level is required to earn a badge.

  • Graduate College Digital Badges – This badge is earned after the accumulation of all three level badges within the competency. A Graduate College Digital Badge signifies a higher understanding of the concepts presented within the competency.

  • Graduate Dean's 360 Critical Success Skills Badge – This badge is earned by acquiring at least 4 of the 6 possible Graduate College Digital Badges.

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