Micro-credentials are digital records of a learner’s successful completion of educational activities that lead to professional skills and competencies that are not reflected on a transcript. In many cases, these digital records include archives (metadata) of the work that led to the award. While transcript-based records are restricted to the final results of for-credit classes and programs of study, micro-credentials can be granted for any kind of learning initiative.

  • KSU students, faculty and staff who engage in micro-credential programs will be able to trumpet their development at KSU in meaningful ways.
  • KSU faculty and unit leaders will be able to highlight career-focused elements of their courses, training programs, and extracurricular activities (career prep, speaker series, international, etc.), connecting in-classroom learning with real-world credentials.
  • KSU Administration will have a convenient tool for measuring engagement.
  • KSU uses Badgr as the micro-credential host.

Micro-Credential Examples

Skills can increase a micro-credential’s value in the job market by conveying the job skills it represents. Each skill affiliated will link to related job information in the micro-credential’s Badgr page. Skills for Ribbons, Badges, & Digital Certificates should be identified in partnership with the Department of Career Planning & Development. Micro-Credentials should be rooted in industry/professional standards, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies or other valued job skills.

 (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies

Micro-Credential Proposal Process

Visit the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment site for more information on submitting a proposal for a micro-credential.

Micro-Credentials Overview