Credentials

Students building out their ePortfolio have an opportunity to showcase their evaluated skills through our ePortoflio credential structure. In addition to collecting and connecting experiences in which they have participated, students are also able to present evidence of developed skills which have been evaluated by supervisors. These four credentials represent skills employers have indicated as essential for graduates to succeed in the workforce. Students earn these credentials by achieving target scores in evaluated Career Connect experiences.  


Written Communication

Written communication is the development and expression of ideas in writing and involves learning to work in many genres and styles. It can involve working with many different writing technologies and mixing texts, data, and images.

Recipients of the written communication badge have achieved a level of proficient or distinguished on the following five criteria:

  • Context of and Purpose for Writing
  • Organization
  • Content Development
  • Genre and Disciplinary Conventions
  • Sources and Evidence                                                                                             

Oral Communication

Oral communication is a prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners' attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

Recipients of the oral communication badge have achieved a level of proficient or distinguished on the following four criteria:

  • Focuses on Central Message
  • Uses Compelling Delivery Techniques
  • Uses Compelling Language
  • Includes Supporting Material

Teamwork

Teamwork is behaviors under the control of individual team members (effort they put into team tasks, their manner of interacting with others on team, and the quantity and quality of contributions they make to team discussions.)

Recipients of the teamwork badge have achieved a level of proficient or distinguished on the following five criteria:

  • Contributes to Project Planning and Management
  • Contributes Work to Advance Project
  • Fosters Collaboration Among Team Members
  • Supports Constructive Team Climate
  • Responds to Feedback and Conflict

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

Recipients of the critical thinking badge have achieved a level of proficient or distinguished on the following five criteria:

  • Describes the Problem, Question, or Issue
  • Questions Evidence
  • Considers Context and Assumptions
  • Justifies Position
  • Presents Conclusions and Related Outcomes