Years of Service Micro-credentials

Mary Deter-Billings, manager, Employee Relations

Employee Relations has partnered with LX Studio to offer micro-credentials which will be showcased through a digital badge to celebrate significant milestones in faculty and staff member’s career at UCO. Starting this month, faculty and staff members who celebrate 5 years or more (in 5-year increments) will receive a digital badge via email to honor the achievement. Faculty and staff who already have been with the university for 5 or more years will receive the badge closest to their total amount of years from UCO via Credly, our digital badging system in the coming weeks. For example: an employee who has 22 years of service would receive the 20-year digital badge. Moving forward, faculty and staff will receive their digital badge during their anniversary month.

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is a digital indicator of an accomplishment or skill which can be issued, accessed, displayed, and verified online. It is shown as an icon that can be clicked to view information, such as issuing institution, the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria. Once you earn a badge, you own it, so you may use it however you wish. Examples include adding it to your social media websites, including LinkedIn, or adding it to your digital resume or portfolio.

For more information about micro-credentials and digital badges, please visit https://www.uco.edu/academic-affairs/microcredentials/.  For questions related to years of service, please reach out to employeerelations@uco.edu.