UNH seeks to equip learners with accessible pathways for skill attainment and recognition to better serve our ever-evolving New Hampshire economy. A combination of applied learning experiences, credentialing, and a quality degree stack the competencies needed for graduates to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market.
Furthermore, we know that micro‐credentials can contribute to lifelong learning and professional development. As higher education and industry work together to bridge the gap of student preparedness for the workforce, the micro‐credential adds a stackable skill set to the foundational college degree.
By offering micro-credentials and digital badges, the university will:
Partner to provide employers with training programs that address the skills gap with existing employees and provide a pool of workforce ready applicants through UNH’s Embrace NH initiatives.
We suggest you work with your department or office to determine if there will be support for the program. Proposals are accepted on an on-going basis.
Step 1: Is a Micro-credential the right solution?
Step 2: Develop the micro-credential and submit proposal
If you have questions on the process or proposal, please email Dan.McLeod@unh.edu
All proposals will need to be signed by the sponsor prior to review
Step 3: Review
When the proposal is submitted, the Digital Badge Review Board will review the proposal and provide feedback. This may include suggested revisions. The review board meets monthly to review proposals. If revisions are recommended, please work with the Digital badge team to make the suggested changes.
When a proposal is finalized and approved by the board, the digital badge team will configure the digital badge for distribution.