Badge Review and Approval Process

To be recognized as “university-approved” programs, all proposed badges require approval by the Online Education and Microcredential Council (OEMC) and the Office of the Provost. This is a five-step process.

Step 1
For all credit bearing and non-credit bearing badges, complete and submit the Badge Proposal Part 1 (of 2) in the SAIL system.

Step 2
Upon review of the Badge Proposal Part 1 (of 2) form, the OEMC chairperson may schedule a meeting with associated personnel connected to the proposed badge, to discuss information in the Badge Proposal Part 1 (of 2). This meeting will take place during a regularly scheduled OEMC meeting, which currently occurs on Wednesdays from 1pm - 2pm. 

Step 3
Once the Badge Proposal Part 1 (of 2) is approved by the OEMC, complete and submit the Badge Proposal Part 2. 

Step 4
The OEMC chairperson may schedule a second meeting with associated personnel connected to the proposed badge to discuss information in the Badge Proposal Part 2. This meeting will take place during a regularly scheduled OEMC meeting which currently occurs on Wednesdays from 1pm - 2pm. The OEMC meets during the academic year only.

Please be aware that additional documentation will need to be submitted toward ensuring the badge can be implemented (i.e., catalog copy (if credit-bearing); information that helps the digital badge to be created and awarded through Acclaim, a third-party badge awarding platform; and other documentation as requested by the OEMC).

Step 5
When the Badge Proposal Part 2 has been approved by the OEMC, proposers will work with specified personnel to finalize the badge (e.g., Provost’s office, Records, Budgeting, Institutional Marketing, Adult and Continuing Studies, etc.).