How do I earn a badge?

All faculty (tenure-track, affiliate, visiting, part-time) are eligible to participate in our programming and apply to earn a badge. The requirements for every badge are different, but in general there are two fundamental steps, (a) engagement in a professional development activity and (b) submission of evidence of application.

Many badges require submission of a written reflection to the indicated Badge Coordinator. Guidelines and suggestions for reflections can be found here

Unless otherwise specified, the deadline for submission of a badge application is the end of the semester after the badge-worthy activity: either Fall, Spring/Summer, Winter.

The Credly badging platform is being used to verify, share, and manage the FacultyBadges@GVSU digital badges. Credly displays not only the badge icon but provides additional metadata that describes the accomplishment and the criteria that the earner was required to meet. Credly makes it easy to share badges with individuals and post to personal websites or social media platforms such as LinkedIn. To reference digital badge accomplishments in Digital Measures, simply copy and paste a link to your badges into the text fields of Digital Measures. 

To reflect the range of faculty professional development programs at Grand Valley, the FacultyBadges@GVSU program issues three unique levels of badges:

  • Bronze for basic achievements wherein faculty become familiar with the essentials of a topic and submit a written reflection

  • Silver for development of proficiencies wherein faculty participate in more extensive learning and submit evidence of implementation

  • Gold for more advanced and integrative activities wherein faculty continue to refine implementation, disseminate findings or exhibit campus leadership around a topic.


Badges offered by the Pew FTLC


Affiliate Faculty Professional Development: Staying Current in One's Field FLC

Affiliate Faculty Professional Development: Staying Current in One's Field FLC Badge

Civic Engagement FLC

Civic Engagement FLC Badge

Data and the Digital World

Data Digital World Badge


Design Thinking FLC

Design Thinking Badge

Embracing Issues that Haunt Us: Problems and Polarities FLC

Embracing Issues that Haunt Us: Problems and Polarities FLC Badge

English 400 Curriculum Redesign FLC

English 400 Curriculum Redesign FLC


Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring

F2FM Badge

First Year Faculty Mentoring Communities

FYFMC Badge

History of Inequality in the U.S.: Evidence and Teaching Tools

History of Inequality in the U.S.: Evidence and Teaching Tools Badge


Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute

IETI Badge

Innovations in Distance Learning Initiative

Innovations in Distance Learning Initiative Badge

New Faculty Teaching Institute

NFTI Badge


Personnel Portfolio Workshop

Portfolio Workshop Badge

Preparing Students for Freelance Careers FLC

Preparing Students for Freelance Careers FLC Badge

Reacting to the Past Pedagogy: Gamification in the High-Impact Classroom FLC

Reacting to the Past Pedagogy: Gamification in the High-Impact Classroom FLC Badge


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

SoTL Badge

Strong Start FLC

Strong Start Badge

Teaching Innovation Grant

Teaching Innovation Grant Badge


Thanks for the Feedback: Giving and Receiving Feedback from Peers FLC

Thanks for the Feedback FLC Badge

Winter 2017 FLC

Winter 2017 FLC Badge


Badges offered by University Libraries


Data Management

Data Management Badge

Library Archives

Archives

Library Partner

Library Partner Badge


Open Education Resources Adoption

OER Adoption Badge

Streaming Videos

Streaming Video Badge


Badges offered by eLearning and Emerging Technologies


Blackboard Collaborate

eLearning - Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Essentials

eLearning - Blackboard Essentials Badge

Blackboard Grade Center and Assignments

eLearning - Blackboard Grade Center + Assignments


Blackboard Tests, Quizzes, and Surveys

eLearning - Blackboard Tests, Quizzes, and Surveys

Digital Video

eLearning - Digital Video: Introduction to Ensemble Video and TechSmith Relay

#EDTECH Summer Teaching Institute

#EDTECH Summer Teaching Institute Badge


Foundations of Online/Hybrid Course Development and Delivery

eLearning - Foundations Badge




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