Merit badges from Griffith U

The university is into value-adding for graduates with new ways to present their credentials

The university’s new credential programme is designed to demonstrate graduates have generic employment-focused skills, not visible on course records.

According to GU, “badges acknowledge current students’ remarkable academic achievements as well as extracurricular and cross-curricular activities, including work placement and volunteer experience.”

Graduates can attach Griffith-earned digital badges to social media pages and embed them in e-resumes and signatures, using partner provider Credly’s platform, with links to reasons for the award

The university says it is expanding badges for skills, work-integrated learning, professional development, learning achievements in generic areas of knowledge and what look to CMM like statements of character with badges for “mission” and “achievement.”

The university will extend the credentials programme to school teachers and health professionals who complete micro-credentials at Griffith U.


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