Beginning in February, the Department of Psychology began awarding the Teaching Certificate - Pedagogy badge to Graduate students who had successfully completed Psychology 6851: Seminar and Practicum in the Teaching of Psychology or Education Policy and Leadership 7404: College Teaching. Graduate students pursuing the PhD in Psychology may enroll in a non-degree program providing a Department-based Certificate of Training in the Teaching of Psychology. A total of 74 Pedagogy badges were awarded in February.
Beginning in January, the Fisher College of Business Career Center began awarding the QUIC badge - Qualified Undergraduate Interview Candidate to all students who successfully completed their QUIC certification. The goal of QUIC is to help Fisher candidates excel in interviews and receive more offers for full-time and internship employment. Successfully completing the QUIC program will provides students with complete access to on-campus interview opportunities organized through FisherConnect. A total of 40 QUIC badges were awarded in January.
The 2016 ELT Unconference will gather a diverse group of interesting people for conversations at the intersection of education and technology. THE ELTU 2016 badge recognizes those who attend the 9th Annual Exploring Learning Technologies Unconference (ELTU9) held on campus at The Ohio State Univers
A college transcript is not the only indicator of how well a student grasped concepts in the classroom, especially those with real-world implications. Dr. Tim Rhodus, a professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, created Buckeye Badges(link is external) to address this gap between what students truly learn and what their transcript reflects.
The Buckeye Badges program began at Ohio State University as a pilot project to "test the logistical viability of alternative credentialing systems." Over the academic year 2015-2016, Dr. Rhodus and his team successfully piloted digital badging at Ohio State for: (1) two major programs in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, (2) the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, and (3) the Academy of Teaching Annual Conference.