7/10/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat, everyone! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and… what is the most fun/memorable/meaningful badge or award you've ever earned? Remember to include the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for being here today for a great chat topic!

Thanks to @LynnChisholm3 and @pthorsett of @USFCareerServ for guest hosting today! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1. How would you describe where you currently are with regard to Badging?
A. Up and running!
B. Making progress
C. Exploring
D. What’s all this about badgers, dadgummit?

Q2. Describe what is needed to take your program to the next step.
A. Lessons learned for continuous improvement
B. Help with programming questions
C. Help with technical aspects
D. How to from A-Z!

Q3. Institutions use Badging to achieve many goals. Badging can be a teaching vehicle, a tool to empower students to own their career development, and a way to verify skills to employers. What’s the number 1 goal you would hope to accomplish through Badging? #CareerServChat

Q4. Technology, health science, & vo-tech programs are easy to verify, certify. But what about Leadership? Entrepreneurial skills? Critical thinking? Do you think Badging is only useful to students in particular career pathways? Why or why not? #CareerServChat

Stretch break! Grab some tea, run a lap around the office, or just take time to say howdy to the other participants of this chat! #CareerServChat

Q5. One of the biggest concerns about Badging is simple: Do employers care if students have badges? What do you think? Have you seen evidence that employers are paying attention to this trend? Or are most employers unaware of micro-credentials? #CareerServChat

Q6. What badging resources or accompanying technology would you recommend to support a badging program? Which tech companies have been valuable partners? #CareerServChat

Q7. Aside from our illustrious hosts at @USFCareerServ, who are the most thoughtful voices in #Badging that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Special thanks to our hosts @LynnChisholm3 and @pthorsett! Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.