Micro-Credentials Catalog

Increase your competitiveness in the job market with Micro-Credentials. Micro-Credentials can be earned online, in-person, or hybrid formats, and are taught by members of the FIU faculty and staff. Completion of a Micro-Credential earns you a digital badge that can be displayed on your LinkedIn, resume or digital portfolio.

Filter the catalog by audience to find the Micro-Credential that's right for you. Then reach out to the Micro-Credential contact to learn how to enroll. Check back often as new programs are added.

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  • Curricular - Micro-Credential that is embedded in an FIU course. Ideal for current FIU students.
  • Co-curricular - Micro-Credential that is standalone, not part of an FIU course. Ideal for current FIU students.
  • Continuing Education - Micro-Credential for everyday learners. Ideal for alumni or anyone looking to build their skills.
  • FIU Professional Development - Micro-Credential for FIU professionals. Ideal for faculty and staff.
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  • Academic Assessment

    FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitInstitutional Effectiveness
    Currently Enrolling?No
    Description
    Developed within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, this badge certifies that earners have completed the Academic Assessment Certificate course and can demonstrate competency in outcome development and curriculum mapping; development of assessment instruments and methods; collecting, reporting and analyzing results; and developing and implementing improvement actions (Closing the Loop).
    Skills Obtained
    Analysis, Assessment, Curriculum Mapping, Rubric Development, Student Learning Outcomes
    Contact
    Suzanne Lebin        
  • Artificial Intelligence: How it Works and its Impact

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitFIU Central Badge
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    DescriptionOffered by FIU to all learners, this badge introduces foundational AI concepts, such as history of the field, key functionalities, how AI is applied, and the potential impact of AI in several sectors.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCognitive Complexity, Communication - Written and Oral, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Integration and Application, and Knowedlege Acquisiton
    ContactMcLudmer Charite
    mcharite@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Applications

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitDepartment of Information Systems and Business Analytics-College of Business
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics-College of Business, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge of practical applications of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Topics include principles driving the crypto economy, smart contracts, decentralized marketplaces, supply chain applications, digital advertisements, and healthcare- IoT. Earners understand how to acquire, trade, and use cryptocurrencies.
    Duration5 weeks
    Skills ObtainedSupply-Chain Applications, Smart Contracts, Practical Applications of Cryptocurrency, Practical Application of Blockchain, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Applications, Critical Thinking and Digital Technology 
    Contact
    Dr. Hemang Subramanian
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Legal Fundamentals

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitCollege of Law
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the College of Law, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge of the legal dimensions of blockchain technologies and applications, including cryptocurrencies. Earners can recognize how blockchain technologies interact with a broad array of legal disciplines, including the evolving legal and regulatory responses to these embryonic technologies, and can identify potential legal issues arising from this quickly evolving field.
    Duration5 weeks 
    Skills ObtainedBlockchain Application, Blockchain Technologies, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Legal Fundamentals, Critical Thinking and Digital Technology 
    Contact
    Andrew Balthazor
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Technical Principles

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / Unit Knight Foundation School of Computing & Information Sciences
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational 
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Knight Foundation School of Computing & Information Sciences, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge of the evolution of Bitcoin and how Blockchain technology enables cryptocurrencies. Earners will be able to describe basic concepts related to Bitcoin and Blockchain, critical methodologies impacting scale and security concerns, how these technologies disrupt traditional industries, and will discuss perceptions of money, value, and electronic transactions.
    Duration5 weeks
    Skills ObtainedBlockchain and Cryptocurrencies Technical Principles, Blockchain Critical Methodologies, Bitcoin, Critical Thinking, and Digital Technology 
    Contact
    Steven Luis       
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Technical Principles, Applications, and Legal Foundations

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitCollege of Law , Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics-College of Business, Knight Foundation School of Computing & Information Sciences
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionEarners of this Meta Badge have demonstrated understanding in three critical areas related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Earners have gained technical knowledge related to how blockchain enables cryptocurrencies, can describe practical applications related to these technologies, and can identify potential legal issues. The Meta Badge indicates that earners have an integrated understanding of these emerging technologies and related legal and business issues.
    Pre-requirements

     

    Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Technical Principles
    Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Applications
    Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Legal Fundamentals

    Skills ObtainedProblem Solving, Written Communication, Bitcoin, Critcal Thinking, Digital Technology, and Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Applications
    Contact
    Mark Finlayson    
  • Business Model Design and Innovation

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitChapman Graduate School of Business - MBA Program
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelGraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Master of Business Administration Program - Chapman Graduate School of Business, this badge recognizes competency in integrating design thinking with business model innovation in the digital era. Through case studies and hands-on design thinking activities, earners can demonstrate why business models are critical to close the gap between strategy articulation and successful strategy execution.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesCurrent MBA students
    Duration2 days
    Skills ObtainedBusiness Model Creation, Business Strategy Design, Case Analysis, Digital Business Modeling
    ContactAngel J. Burgos
    angburgo@fiu.edu
  • Career Engage

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitFIU Online
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within FIU Online, this badge recognizes completion of a professional readiness path which can be integrated into the current learner's student experience and is tailored specifically to the individual and their prospective industries. Earners are prepared with in-demand certifications and skill sets that top employers are looking for to ignite their professional journey upon graduation.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesFully online 2.0 student in Hospitality, Public Health, or Engineering
    Duration1-3 semesters
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Critical Thinking, Interviewing, Job Search, Oral Communication, Personal Branding, Problem-Solving, Written Communication
    ContactEmma Perez
    emmperez@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Certified Student Leader

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitCenter for Leadership & Service
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within Center for Leadership and Services, this badge recognizes completion of a series of co-curricular activities requiring skills in leadership, collaboration, and communication. Earners can articulate how their involvement outside of the classroom helps better prepare them for the workforce in key areas such as: communication, civic responsibility, group dynamics, interpersonal interaction, learning and reasoning, personal behavior, self-awareness and development.
    Skills ObtainedCivic Responsibilty, Communication, Critical Thinking, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Interaction, Learning and Reasoning, Personal Behavior, Professional & Career Development, Self-Awareness and Development, Strategic Planning
    ContactPatricia T. Lopez-Guerrero
    teminop@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Crime Scene Investigation/Exploitation and Analysis Mastery Badge

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, In-Person
    Department / UnitNational Forensic Science Technology Center
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelFoundational
    Description
    Developed within the Global Forensic and Justice Center, this badge recognizes competency in the ability to investigate a crime scene and to identify and preserve a variety of evidence for use in an investigation. This Mastery badge recognizes the ability to perform general crime scene processing, photographic documentation, digital forensics, chemical analysis, and latent print processing.
    Skills Obtained
    Crime Scene Investigation, Digital Crime Scene Photography, Latent Prints, Forensic Chemical Analysis, Evidence Collection, Evidence Handling, Safety Protocols, Field Laboratory Environment, Chemical Materials Collections, Chemical Materials Analysis, Explosives Handling, Chemical Collections, Chemical Storage, Chemical Testing, Investigative Techniques, Exploitation And Analysis, Digital Forensics
    Contact
    Lori Sullivan
    Senior Instructional Design Strategist
    National Forensic Science Technology Center
  • Crime Scene Investigation Critical Skills Badge

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, In-Person
    Department / UnitNational Forensic Science Technology Center
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Global Forensic and Justice Center, this badge recognizes competency in the ability to recognize, document, collect, preserve and transmit physical evidence for analysis. Earners can prepare and maintain a functional evidence collection kit; explain the significance of chain-of-custody; and demonstrate the ability to recognize, document, collect, preserve and transmit physical evidence for analysis according to recommended guidelines.
    Skills Obtained
    Crime Scene Investigation, Evidence Collection, Crime Scene Documentation, Evidence Handling, Physical Evidence Gathering, Forensic Evidence Preservation
    Contact
    Lori Sullivan
    Senior Instructional Design Strategist
    National Forensic Science Technology Center      
  • Cyberinfrastructure Security for Public Service

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitSteven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, College of Engineering and Computing
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    DescriptionDeveloped within the College of Engineering and Computing and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge of cyberinfrastructure, its vulnerability vectors, and attacks towards cyberinfrastructure in local government and non-profit organizations. Earners will understand how to mitigate issues including ransomware attacks.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesBy application
    Duration3 weeks
    Skills ObtainedCritical Thinking, Cyberinfrastructure, Cybersecurity, Threats/Vulnerabilities, Digital Technology, Local Government, Mitigate Ransomware Attacks, Problem Solving, Public Service, Vulnerability Vectors
    ContactKemal Akkaya
    kakkaya@fiu.edu
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodIn-Person
    Department / UnitJack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionEarners have successfully completed six workshops designed to help participants develop the skills required to protect themselves from the increasing threat of cyber attacks. Earners of the badge understand the fundamental principles of Cybersecurity Hygiene; Cybersecurity Policy and Law; Cybersecurity Foundations; Blockchain and Emerging Technology; Cryptocurrencies; and the Internet of Things.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedBlockchain, Crypocurrency, Cyber Attacks, Cyber Conflict, Cybersecurity Foundations, Cybersecurity Policy and Law, Cybersecurity Hygiene, Cybersecurity Sociopolitical Environment, Cybersecurity Threats, Internet of Things
    ContactAldo Fonseca
    alfonsec@fiu.edu
  • Data Science for Public Policy

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitPublic Policy and Administration
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Public Policy and Administration, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge and skills needed for engaging in data science and machine learning research projects, and exploring and learning advanced data science. Earners understand introductory machine learning courses in their respective disciplinary contexts and are equipped with valuable tools to begin careers as public policy, administration, affairs, and other related social science professionals.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesBy Application
    Skills Obtained
    Digital Technology, Critical Thinking, Applying Data Science, Machine Learning, Administrative Data, Statistical Regression, Identify A Policy Problem, Problem Solving
    Contact
    Shaoming Cheng
    Associate Professor
     
    Sukumar Ganapati
    Associate Professor
  • DC Advocacy, Communications & Careers

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitGovernmental Relations
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the FIU Washington D.C - Talent Lab, this badge recognizes participation in a D.C. Fly-In Seminar, including a series of site visits and panels, and successful completion of related assessments. Earners understand how to advocate for various issues through effective communication, knowledge of policy making, and an understanding of federal and non-government entities’ influence on policy.
    Duration1 week
    Skills ObtainedAdvocacy, Communication, Diplomacy, Policy-Making, Professional & Career Development
    ContactEric Feldman
    eric@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • DC Ready: Fundamentals of Government and Policy for Career Success

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitGovernmental Relations
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    Description
    Developed by FIU in Washington, D.C, earners of this badge are ready to pursue internships and jobs in the nation’s capital. They understand how the branches of the federal government produce public policy and the various organizations in Washington's ecosystem which aim to influence policy. Earners recognize how government affects their lives, can identify officials as well as organizations relevant to their policy interests, and develop skills to present policy proposals.
    Skills Obtained
    Fundamentals of Government and Policy, Federal Government Policy, Knowledge Acquisition Construction, Integration And Application, Humanitarianism and Civic Engagement, Practical Competence, Oral And Written Communication, Professionalism and Work Ethic, Career Management
    Contact
    Eric Feldman     
  • Developing Intercultural Competence for Future Business Leaders

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitDepartment of Global Leadership and Management
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Global Leadership and Management - College of Business, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge in intercultural competence needed to work in and lead today’s global workplace. Earners can identify the cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions of intercultural competence; recognize the importance of curiosity and open mindedness in developing cultural self-awareness; and practice empathy and perspective-taking.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesNone
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedAffective And Behavioral Dimensions, Career Management, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Cultural Self-Awareness, Global/Intercultural Fluency, Integration & Application, Intercultural Competence, Interpersonal Development, Leadership, Oral & Written Communications, Professionalism/Work Ethic
    ContactBrooke Buckman
    bbuckman@fiu.edu
    Kisha Jones
    kisjones@fiu.edu
  • Digital Crime Scene Photography Critical Skills Badge

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitNational Forensic Science Technology Center
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Global Forensic and Justice Center, this badge recognizes competency in the ability to produce quality photographs at a crime scene or in a laboratory setting. Earners can explain the importance of crime scene photography in overall documentation of a crime scene; explain the term "fair and accurate" as it relates to crime scene photography; and capture images of a latent print appropriate for comparison analysis using laptop-based software controls, D-SLR and copy stand.
    Skills Obtained
    Digital Crime Scene, Crime Scene Photography, Laboratory Photography, Photographic Principles, Photographic Printing, Camera Techniques, Crime Scene Documentation, Photography
    Contact
    Lori Sullivan
    Senior Instructional Design Strategist
    National Forensic Science Technology Center
  • Digital Forensics Critical Skills Badge

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitNational Forensic Science Technology Center
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Global Forensic and Justice Center, this badge recognizes competency in digital evidence collection, processing, and data triage. Earners can apply forensically sound investigative techniques associated with digital evidence; list and describe tools used in a digital forensics investigation; and identify, preserve, extract, analyze and report forensic evidence located on digital devices using the appropriate forensic tools.
    Skills ObtainedDigital Evidence Analysis, Forensic Evidence Preservation, Forensic Tools Understanding, Investigative Techniques, Mobile Forensics, Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics
    Contact
    Lori Sullivan
    Senior Instructional Design Strategist
    National Forensic Science Technology Center
  • Digital Forensics Fundamental Skills

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitCollege of Engineering and Computing
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Global Forensic and Justice Center, this badge recognizes competency in explaining and properly applying forensically sound methodologies, tools, and techniques used in the collection, preservation and processing of digital evidence. Earners can explain concepts relating to digital evidence; create forensic images using correct methodologies and tools; and locate and extract artifacts of forensic significance from digital devices using forensically methods.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    FIU Students: EEL 2880 or equivalent or CNT 4403 or permission of the instructor.
     
    Continuing Education: None
    Skills ObtainedForensics, Forensic Methodologies, Digital Evidence. Forensic Imaging, Forensic Artifacts, Digital Forensics
    Contact
    Matthew Ruddell
    Instructor
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Fundraising: Inclusive Philanthropy

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitFIU Foundation and Office of Inclusive Philanthropy
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    DescriptionDeveloped within the FIU Foundation and Office of Inclusive Philanthropy, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge in understanding the steps to establish an Office of Inclusive Philanthropy. Earners can identify initiatives gaps and need-based funding to support DEI Initiatives at the university and college/unit levels. Earners of this badge are equipped with valuable tools to help create a case statement for donors wishing to invest in social justice and equity initiatives.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesUniversity/Advancement DEI Leaders and Advancement Professionals
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Global/Intercultural Fluency, Leadership, Philanthropy, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Teamwork/Collaboration
    ContactAdjua"Maia" McGill
    amcgill@fiu.edu
  • Enacting Global Learning

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitOffice of Global Learning Initiatives
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped by the Office of Global Learning Initiatives, earners of this badge understand global dynamics and have developed the ability to examine complex global issues from multiple perspectives. They are equipped with the cultural awareness, civic engagement, and collaboration skills needed to build a more just, peaceful, inclusive and environmentally sustainable world.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesThis micro-credential is designed to introduce students to global learning. No previous global learning knowledge required.
    Skills ObtainedCivic Responsibility, Collaboration, Communication, Cultural Awareness, Global Dynamics, Group Dynamics, Humanitarianism and Civic Engagement, Interpersonal Interaction, Self-Awareness
    ContactAna Prado
    aprado@fiu.edu
  • Entrepreneurship Basics

    Current FIU Students, FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitStartUP FIU
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    Description
    Developed within StartUP FIU, this badge recognizes completion of StartUP FIU’s Student Innovation Bootcamp and demonstration of analytical skills required to start a viable business. Earners can apply design thinking; find customers; understand market need; develop/test initial prototype concepts; conduct competitive analysis/advantage; understand pricing and unit economics; and create early business models concepts in startup organization.
    Skills ObtainedCommunication, Initiative, Problem Solving, Ability To Design Prototypes, Business Model Creation
    ContactStephanie Bergin
    sbergin@fiu.edu
  • Event Leadership - South Beach Wine and Food Festival

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitChaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, this badge recognizes earner achievement of core event leadership and management competencies. Earners can organize/plan/prioritize event logistics; demonstrate effective communication with multiple stakeholders; manage the guest experience; and demonstrate problem-solving skills as a SOBE WFF event(s) lead. Earners have served as an event lead for at least 35 hours and completed leadership training.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    To be eligible for this badge, students must be designated as a lead for a SOBEWFF event and volunteer for a minimum of 35 hours as a lead during the event and satisfactorily complete the full event lead training program provided by SOBE. CSHTM will review and validate these requirements. Students cannot earn both badges at the same time. If the student were a volunteer and then selected as a lead the next year, the student could earn both badges over the cycle of their student experience.
    Skills Obtained
    Collaboration, Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, Event Leadership, Event Management, Effective Communication, Oral / Written Communication, Leadership, Teamwork
    Contact
    Joseph Cilli
  • Event Operations - South Beach Food and Wine Festival

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitChaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, this badge recognizes earner achievement of core event operation/facilitation competencies such as teamwork, interpersonal communication, event planning, management, and guest service as a SOBE WFF event(s) volunteer. Earners of this badge are equipped with valuable tools to begin careers as hospitality professionals.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    To be eligible for this badge, students must be designated as a lead for a SOBEWFF event and volunteer for a minimum of 35 hours as a lead during the event and satisfactorily complete the full event lead training program provided by SOBE. CSHTM will review and validate these requirements. Students cannot earn both badges at the same time. If the student were a volunteer and then selected as a lead the next year, the student could earn both badges over the cycle of their student experience.
    Skills Obtained
    Event Operations, Teamwork, Event Planning, Event Management, Oral / Written Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Career Management, Problem-Solving, Professionalism
    Contact
    Joseph Cilli
  • Event Production Lead - North Miami BrewFest

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitChaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational 
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, this badge recognizes event production knowledge and leadership skills required for large walkaround events. Earners can plan events, deploy personnel effectively; identify and adapt to factors that influence event success; and recognize the impact of good leadership on achieving operational goals.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    Successfully complete the BrewFest Student Scholar interview process
    Skills Obtained
    Event Leadership, Event Management, Event Logistics, Self Development, Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, Event Production, Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Career Development
    Contact
    Christina Jardim
  • Forensic Chemical Analysis Critical Skills Badge

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitNational Forensic Science Technology Center
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Global Forensic and Justice Center, this badge recognizes competency in performing chemical analysis of known and unknown substances such as drugs and explosive materials. Earners can define trace and bulk chemical material; explain how trace material can be transferred; list basic rules of safe chemical material collection; and conduct presumptive and confirmatory testing of known and unknown trace materials using appropriate tools, techniques and processes.
    Skills Obtained
    Chemical Materials Analysis, Chemicals Testing, Forensic Chemical Analysis, Chemical Collections, Chemical Materials Collections, Chemical Storage
    Contact
    Lori Sullivan
    Senior Instructional Design Strategist
    National Forensic Science Technology Center
  • Foundations of Cyber Operations

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitJack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge of the cybersecurity tools that will equip them for careers as cybersecurity professionals. Topics include: types and effects of cyber operations; cyber operators, their targets, and international cyber milieus; and how cyber operations impact our lives.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCommunication - Written and Oral, Cyber Operations, Cyber Operations Classifications, Impact,Indentification, Cyber Operations Target Identification, Digital Technology, Global/Intercultural Fluency, Knowledge Aquisition, Knowledge Construction, Knowledge Integration & Application, Professionalism, Work Ethic
    ContactAldo Fonseca
    alfonsec@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging in the Workplace

    FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitDivision of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and Management
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, this badge recognizes the ability to evaluate diverse perspectives, develop strategies for co-creating an inclusive environment, and demonstrate effective intercultural communication skills. Earners of this badge demonstrate knowledge through reflections on a series of conversations, completion of applied assessments, and through creation of a diversity, equity, and belonging action plan.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesCompletion of previous leadership development program at FIU (LEAP, ELP, PLP)
    Duration4 weeks
    Skills ObtainedCareer & Self-Development, Communication, Diveristy, Diversity & Inclusion, Equity, Equity & Inclusion, Human & Organizational Resources, Leadership, Personal Foundations, Professionalism, Teamwork
    ContactDr. Emmanuele Bowles
    archange@fiu.edu

    Joliett Vega-Klucevsek
    jolivega@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Foundations of Interdisciplinary Global Learning Research

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitOffice of Global Learning Initiatives
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelGraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped by the Office of Global Learning, this badge recognizes that earners can distinguish diverse perspectives different from their own, develop cultural humility, and analyze the history of the geographic area in which their research is situated. Students will gain valuable skills to conduct globally focused research and achieve success in their chosen professional fields.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesGPA: 3.0
    Skills ObtainedAnalysis and Interpretation, Civic Engagement, Civic Responsibility, Communication, Critical Thinking, Design and Logic, Global Learning, Group Dynamics, Integrative Learning, Intercultural Knowledge and Competency, Interpersonal Interaction, Learning And Reasoning, Problem Formulation, Self-Awareness And Development, Written and Oral Communication
    ContactSherrie Beeson
    sbeeson@fiu.edu
  • Foundations of Workplace Collaboration

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitDepartment of English
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionOffered by FIU to all learners, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge of workplace collaboration skills. Earners can describe the function of collaboration in the workplace, discuss essential collaboration skills and strategies, and describe the role of collaboration in their professional development.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesN/A
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Communication - Written And Oral, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Teamwork/Collaboration
    ContactMichael Creeden
    creedenm@fiu.edu
  • Fundamental Conflict Management Techniques for Students

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitAcademic and Student Affairs
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, this badge recognizes foundational skills in conflict management including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, and active listening. Earners can recognize and understand how conflict impacts their life and are equipped with valuable tools to confidently deal with conflict in their personal life, education, community, or workplace.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    Currently enrolled in semester
    Skills Obtained
    Collaboration, Conflict Management Techniques, Effective Communication, Independence, Neutrality And Impartiality, Problem-Solving, Active Listening, Critical Thinking
    Contact
    Sofia Trelles
  • Fundamentals of Business Development for Creative Practitioners

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitCARTA Radcliffe Art + Design Incubator
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Ratcliffe Art and Design Incubator - College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, this badge recognizes development of the mindset and skills needed to align a creative practice with a business model. Earners are familiar with the language of entrepreneurship; can move from a creative idea to a sustainable product and business model; develop strategies to connect and engage with customers; and use a canvas to define and model their business ideas.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedBusiness Fundamentals, Business Model Canvas, Career Management, Communication - Oral & Written, Customer Identification, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Organization, Problem-Solving, Process Learing, Resource Identification, Strategic and Critical Thinking
    ContactNeil Ramsay
    nramsay@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Climate Leadership

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitInstitute of Environment
    Currently Enrolling?No
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Institute of Environment - College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge in climate advocacy, science communications, and professional leadership. Earners can advocate for social and environmental issues, identify local and national climate-related challenges, and recognize how to create solutions for improving community wellbeing. This micro-credential is offered in partnership with Sachamama, Inc.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesGood Academic Standing
    Skills Obtained
    Climate Advocacy, Professional Leadership Skills, Environmental and Social Responsibility, Identify Local and National Climate-Related Challenges, Improve Community Wellbeing, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Written Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Oral Communication, Global/Intercultural Fluency, Self-Observation, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Self-Awareness, Science Communication
    Contact
    Shahin Vassigh
    Professor of Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Commercializing Research: Business Model Fundamentals

    Current FIU Students, FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitStartUP FIU
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped by StartUP FIU, this badge recognizes competence in business model fundamentals. Earners understand the opportunities business models provide for creating value, innovating and building a competitive advantage. Earners understand innovation in each part of the value chain and alternative approaches to value creation in a business model.
    Skills Obtained
    Analytical Skills/Critical Thinking, Business Model Development, Commercialization, Business Value Creation, Written Communication
    ContactStephanie Bergin
    sbergin@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Commercializing Research: Creativity, Opportunity and Creating Value

    Current FIU Students, FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitStartUP FIU
    Currently Enrolling?No
    Level
    Foundational
    Description
    Developed by StartUp FIU, this badge recognizes competency in commercializing ideas or research through desirability, feasibility, and viability analyses. Earners understand the role of creativity and innovation in value creation and the fundamentals of how to identify commercial opportunities.
    Skills Obtained
    Critical Thinking, Knowledge Acquisition, Intrapersonal Development, Practical Competence, Leadership
    ContactStephanie Bergin
    sbergin@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Commercializing Research to Create Value: Pitching, Financial Modeling, Legal and Capital

    Current FIU Students, FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitStartUP FIU
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped by StartUp FIU, this badge recognizes competency in key areas of entrepreneurship and commercializing research: storytelling and pitching to investors, financial modeling, and legal issues and capital raising. Earners can calculate pre-money and post-money valuation, create an assumptions page for a financial model, evaluate investors, and develop an investor pitch deck.
    Skills Obtained
    Communication-Written And Oral, Collaboration And Teamwork, Leadership, Commercialization, Knowledge Acquisition, Integration And Application, Cognitive Complexity, Practical Competence, Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Career Management, Finance, Critical Thinking
    ContactStephanie Bergin
    sbergin@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Communication

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online, In-Person
    Department / UnitCollege of Communication
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Communication and the FIU EMBRACE program, this badge recognizes the ability to navigate an office setting and how to effectively communicate with those around them in a corporate, business environment. Learners have demonstrated oral communication skills and written communication skills, such as the ability to draft proper emails, memos, and letters. Learners also understand different organizations and their hierarchies.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Communication - Written And Oral, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Public Speaking, Teamwork/Collaboration
    ContactJessica Delgado
    delgadoj@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Cosmology and Cosmogony

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodIn-Person
    Department / UnitDepartment of Religious Studies, Department of Physics
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of Physics, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge of the universe's origins and of life. Earners understand how cosmogony, or origin stories, within different cultures have developed. Earners of this badge recognize that imagination is a source of scientific knowledge and are better equipped to understand how speculation plays a part in science and religion.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesEnrollment in one of the classes - Descriptive Astronomy or Religion & Science Fiction
    Skills ObtainedCommunication - Written And Oral, Cosmogony, Cosmology, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Global/Intercultural Fluency
    ContactJeanette Smith
    jesmith@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Career Management

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitAcademic Programs and Partnerships: Cyber Apprenticeship Program
    Currently Enrolling?No
    DescriptionDeveloped for the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program, this badge recognizes the development of career management skills, resume writing skills, and interviewing skills relevant to the cybersecurity profession. Earners understand the different types of cybersecurity roles, can identify the skills needed for those roles, and demonstrate what they have learned through creating a professional resume, and professional development plan.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesAcceptance into FIU Cyber Pre-Apprenticeship Program
    Duration6 months - 1 year
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Critical Thinking, Cybersecurity, Digital Technology, Written Communication
    ContactJarrod Benjamin
    jbenjami@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Financial Literacy

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitAcademic Programs & Partnerships: Financial Wellness Program
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, this badge recognizes fundamental principles of financial literacy, allowing earners to manage their finances while in college. Earners can demonstrate an understanding of how to finance their education, manage their personal expenses, and plan for their future by learning to navigate difficult financial decisions.
    Duration1-2 semesters
    Skills ObtainedBudget Management, College Finances, Critical Thinking, Financial Goal Setting, Financial Literacy, Financial Strategies, Self-Awareness, Smart Borrowing, Smart Saving, Smart Spending
    ContactKimberly Noy
    kimbenoy@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Human Trafficking Prevention

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitNicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge of the varying forms of human trafficking and helps earners develop skills to identify risk factors for trafficking. Topics include roles of relevant professions in preventing human trafficking, treating survivors, serving as advocates for survivors, identifying those at risk, referring to services, and working with law enforcement.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    FIU Students - initially will be promoted primarily within the NWCNHS
    Skills Obtained
    Preventing Human Trafficking, Supporting Survivors, Refer To Services, Work With Law Enforcement, Advocacy, Human Trafficking Awareness, Identifying Human Trafficking, Human Trafficking Prevention In The Health Field
    Contact
    Amy Paul-Ward
    Associate Professor
  • Fundamentals of Medical Grant Writing for Underserved Communities

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitDepartment of Humanities, Health, and Society
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelGraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society - Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, this badge provides a foundation in medical grant writing. Earners demonstrate competency in key areas such as conducting a needs assessment, writing program objectives, developing a proposal and implementation timeline, writing a budget, and designing an assessment plan. Earners can coherently and persuasively present a proposed program.
    Duration3 semesters
    Skills ObtainedAssessing Outcomes, Community-based Grant Proposal Writing, Medical Grant Writing, Needs Assessment, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Implementation, Project Management, Public Speaking, and Writing Program Objectives
    ContactDr. Sarah Stumbar
    sstumbar@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Public Advocacy for Informed Citizens

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitJack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Jack Gordon Institute for Public Policy, this badge recognizes the ability to interact with policymakers at all levels of government. Learners have demonstrated how to advocate for desired positions and outcomes. They have also demonstrated what level of government to contact for a particular issue, how to effectively communicate positions, how to respond, and how to develop relationships with elected officials and staff.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesNone
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedAdvocacy, Career Management, Communication - Written And Oral, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Teamwork/Collaboration
    ContactAnitere Flores
    floresan@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Public Interest Technology

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitJack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, this badge provides an overview of public interest technology within public and private sectors. Earners understand the application of public interest technology; the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning to the development of timely and relevant policies; and can wield the tools of the relevant technical domains and assess their social and political implications.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCivic Service Design, Core Concepts of Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Machine Learning, Public Interest Technology, and Public Service Technology
    ContactAldo Fonseca
    alfonsec@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Scientific Diving

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitInstitute of Environment
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelFoundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Aquarius Reef Base (Institute of Environment - College of Arts, Sciences, and Education), this badge recognizes knowledge of the physics of diving and its effects on human physiology. Earners can identify diving-related injuries and associated remedies, and understand safe research dive planning, operations and equipment. Earners fulfill partial requirements to become certified scientific divers through FIU.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    Current FIU Students/Faculty/Staff – Be enrolled in the following courses: Undergraduate (BSC4473C), Graduate (OCB6927)
    Skills Obtained
    Physics Of Diving, Safe Research Dive Planning, Operations And Equipment, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Written Communication, AAUS Scientific Diving Standards
    Contact
    Thomas Potts
  • Fundamentals of Social Justice

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitOffice of Social Justice and Inclusion
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Office of Social Justice and Inclusion in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge on the societal values that lead to empowering social change. Earners will learn to act with empathy and impact; articulate their understanding of social injustices and inequities; and demonstrate how serving the FIU community relates to advocating for positive change through active engagement in conferences, trainings, and seminars.
    DurationTBD
    Skills ObtainedAdvocacy, Conflcit Resolution Skills, Cultural Competencies, Ethical Decision Making, Identifying Bias, Reflective Listening, Social Equity, and Social Justice
    ContactJeffrey McNamee
    mcnameej@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Gender Equity for Leaders in Public & Non-Profit Organizations

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitPublic Policy and Administration
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelGraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Public Policy and Administration Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, this badge recognizes foundational ability in cultivating and promoting gender equity within an organization. Earners can identify and analyze potential barriers that limit career advancement and the strategies that facilitate career progression and leadership opportunities.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesCurrent FIU graduate students in good academic standing
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCultivating and Promoting Gender Equity, Gender Equity, Leadership, Public & Non-proft Organizations, and Theoretical and Practical Assessment
    ContactMeredith Newman
    newmanm@fiu.edu
  • Grant Proposal Development

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education, FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitJorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center
    Currently Enrolling?No
    Level
    Foundational
    Description
    Developed within the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center, this badge recognizes competency in practical and conceptual aspects important to the grant proposal-writing process. Earners can identify appropriate grant opportunities and prospective funders, develop content for competitive grant proposals, and effectively write a grant proposal outline.
    DurationDays
    Skills Obtained
    Written Communication, Proposal Development, Grant Writing, Data Collection, Critical Thinking
    ContactCaroline Bernard Stokes
    cabernar@fiu.edu
  • Hospitality Operations

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitChaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, this badge focuses on the fundamentals of restaurant and hotel/lodging operations and helps earners connect classroom instruction with industry operations. Earners will be able to identify and articulate career opportunities and build a narrative around their hospitality operations competencies to and skills.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesActive HOSP: BS Student
    Duration1-3 semesters (HFT1000, HFT3263, and HFT3453)
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Hospitality, Hotel Lodging Operations, Intrapersonal Development, Knwoeldge Acquistion, Knwoeldge Construction, Knowledge Intregation and Application, Practical Competence, Resturant Lodging Operations, and Resume Building
    ContactNico Rose
    nirose@fiu.edu
  • Initiative

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitAcademic and Student Affairs
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionOffered by FIU to all learners, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge of the role of initiative in personal and professional success. Earners display four core sub-competencies: self-awareness, learning from both "failure" and "success", leading without an official "leader" role or title; and motivating others to take action.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedAct as a Catalyst, Adapability, Agent of Change, Critical Thinking, Initiative, Leadership, Perseverance, Problem Solving, and Self-Awareness
    ContactBridgette Cram
    bcram@fiu.edu
  • Interprofessional Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

    FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitFIU Central Badge
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    Level
    Foundational
    Description
    Offered by FIU, this badge recognizes competency in working across disciplines to maintain a climate of respect and shared values when working on collaborative initiatives. Earners can use knowledge of one’s own role and responsibilities and those of others to achieve identified goals and outcomes; effectively communicate to support a team approach; and apply relationship-building attitudes and behaviors that foster successful team dynamics.
    Pre-requirementsNone
    Duration1 semester
    Skills Obtained
    Interprofessional Cross-disciplinary Collaboration, Collaborative Initiatives, Values And Ethics, Roles And Responsibilities, Communication, Teamwork
    ContactDeborah Witt Sherman
    desherma@fiu.edu
  • Latent Print Critical Skills Badge

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitNational Forensic Science Technology Center
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    Level
    Foundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Global Forensic and Justice Center, this badge recognizes competency in the ability to lift, process and document searchable latent prints. Learners can describe the characteristics and composition of friction ridges; describe how to make invisible prints visible; and apply techniques used to recover latent fingerprints from a variety of surfaces in a field or laboratory environment.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesNot applicable. This program is only available on a contract basis. Eligible participants are determined by the DoD.
    Skills Obtained
    Latent Fingerprint Techniques, Fingerprinting, Evidence Collection, Latent Print Processing, Latent Print Development
    Contact
    Lori Sullivan
    Senior Instructional Design Strategist
    National Forensic Science Technology Center
  • Leadership Agility

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitCenter for Leadership
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Center for Leadership, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge of leadership during times of change and uncertainty and introduces leadership as a skill that can be developed. Earners can demonstrate understanding by navigating various forms of change, trends, resilience, healthy work cultures, and identifying strengths and conflict.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesAt least 60 credit hours completed, and a minimum GPA of 3.0
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Identifying Macro Trends, Identifying Strengths, Implementing Change, Interpersonal Competence, Intrapersonal Development, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Application, Knowledge Construction, Knowledge Integration, Leadership, Leading Change, Oral Communication, Problem Solving, Professionalism, Resilience, Understanding Trends, Work Cultures, Work Ethic, and Written Communication
    ContactJessica Sotomayor
    jmsotoma@fiu.edu
  • Leading Remote and Hybrid Teams

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitChapman Graduate School of Business - MBA Program
    Currently Enrolling?No
    Level
    Foundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Master of Business Administration Program - Chapman Graduate School of Business, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge of strategic and tactical best practices for developing and sustaining high performing remote teams. Earners can identify key leadership strategies for engaging and motivating team members; describe infrastructure for success in today’s remote and hybrid work settings; and apply key leadership skills in a team setting to address present challenges.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesCurrent MBA students
    Skills Obtained
    Remote Teams, Hybrid Teams, Leadership Strategies, Motivate Team Members, Develop Processes, Identify Infrastructure For Success, Integration And Application, Cognitive Complexity, Intrapersonal Development, Knowledge Acquisition
    ContactAngel J. Burgos
    angburgo@fiu.edu
  • Narrative Pitching: Startup Storytelling for Investors, Partners and Customers

    Current FIU Students, Continuing Education, FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitStartUP FIU
    Currently Enrolling?No
    Level
    Foundational
    DescriptionDeveloped by StartUp FIU, this badge recognizes competency in storytelling techniques used to pitch to different audiences within the startup ecosystem. Throughout the interactive process of this micro-credential, earners will develop their narrative pitching skills and ability to provide and respond to feedback. Earners can develop a unique story arc, write a script, create a compelling slide deck and present a pitch for their own idea.
    Skills Obtained
    Critical Thinking, Written Communication, Leadership, Career Management, Work Ethic
    ContactStephanie Bergin
    sbergin@fiu.edu
  • Online Live

    FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitFIU Online
    Currently Enrolling?No
    DescriptionDeveloped by FIU Online, this badge recognizes development of skills and strategies necessary to advance the online student experience. Earners demonstrate competency in developing real-time virtual classrooms, incorporating synchronous sessions, integrating interactive and adaptable engagement opportunities, implementing intentional course development and developing learning modalities where the pedagogical delivery of instruction is enhanced by modern technology.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedAdaptive Engagement, Cognitive Complexity, Equitable Instruction, Immersive Communication, Instructional Delivery, Interpersonal Competence, Intrapersonal Development, Knowledge Acquistion, Knowledge Construction, Knowledge Intregration and Application, Online Learning, Practical Competence, and Remote Learning
    ContactRaquel Perez
    raqperez@fiu.edu
  • Public Speaking

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid, In-Person
    Department / UnitCollege of Communication, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    Description
    Developed within the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, this badge recognizes the development of fundamental oral communication skills. Earners employ best practices to present information clearly and concisely in a workplace setting. Public speaking enhances the ability to confidently interact with professionals, discuss new ideas, solve problems, and lead a team to a common goal.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    SPC 2608: Open to all degree seeking students, no pre-reqs. SPC 3602: SPC 2608 is the pre-req
    Skills Obtained
    Oral Communication, Effective Public Speaking, Confidently Interact with Professionals, Develop New Ideas, Lead a Team, Content Knowledge, Written Communication, Effective Presentation of Technical Speech, Effective Presentation of Persuasive Speech, Innovate, Career Management, Research Digital Technology, Critical Thinking, Problem Solve
    Contact
    Gabriella Portela
    Program Manager
  • Quality Enhancement Plan Micro-Credential Alignment

    FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online
    Department / UnitAcademic and Student Affairs
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    Description
    Developed within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, this badge recognizes training in delivering content aligned to a FIU Quality Enhancement Plan micro-credential. Earners can articulate the value of these credentials for student success in the 21st-century workplace, assess student learning, describe the available learning modalities, develop strategies to promote student completion, and reflect upon and describe the skills needed to deliver a micro-credential.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills Obtained
    Assess Student Learning, Articulate The Benefits and Values of Micro-Credentials, Develop Strategies to Promote Student Completion, Identify 21st Century Workforce Skills, Assessment Best Practices, Communication - Written and Oral, Applied Critical Thinking, Career Management
    Contact
    Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo
    Director of Accreditation
    Angela Walmsley
    QEP Faculty Director
  • Recognizing Interdisciplinary Patterns: Medicine and Lusophone Literatures

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodIn-Person
    Department / UnitModern Languages, College of Medicine
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Modern Languages and the College of Medicine, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge on how medical content is represented in Portuguese and Brazilian literatures. By establishing connections between disciplines, earners can integrate scientific knowledge with poetic, philosophical, and ethical questioning. Earners recognize how disease emotionally impacts patients and can describe medical phenomena through metaphors, enhancing patient communication.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesN/A
    Skills ObtainedCritical Thinking/Problem Solving, Medicine and Lusophone Literatures. Oral Communication, Written Commuinication
    ContactNicola Gavioli
    ngavioli@fiu.edu
  • Remote Teach Ready

    FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitAcademic and Student Affairs, FIU Online
    Currently Enrolling?No
    DescriptionDeveloped by Faculty Leadership and Success, Information Technology, and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, this badge recognizes fundamental knowledge in using remote teaching technologies to ensure academic continuity. Topics include remote course development; essentials of Zoom; Canvas basics such as navigation, managing assignments and assessments, writing alternative assessments, communicating course content, connecting with students; and following FERPA guidelines.
    DurationTBD
    Skills ObtainedCanvas Course Development, Creating Canvas Assignments, FERPA, Remote Teaching, Teaching with Zoom, and Writing Assessments
    ContactChristina Schettini
    cschetti@fiu.edu
  • Research Commercialization Basics

    Current FIU Students, FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction Method
    Department / UnitStartUP FIU
    Currently Enrolling?No
    Level
    Foundational
    Description
    Developed within StartUP FIU - Research Innovation Bootcamp, this badge recognizes successful completion of StartUP FIU’s Research Innovation Bootcamp and development of hypotheses for applying earner’s research topics as solutions in a marketplace. Earners can describe innovation, understand user need and market demand, develop initial prototype concepts, conduct in-depth competitive analysis, understand pricing/unit economics, and create a business model concept.
    Skills Obtained
    Ability To Design Prototypes, Competitive Analysis, Business Model Development, Analytical Skills/Critical Thinking, Creating A Value Proposition
    ContactStephanie Bergin
    sbergin@fiu.edu
  • Resilience

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitAcademic and Student Affairs
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    DescriptionOffered by FIU to all learners, this badge presents resilience in personal and professional contexts. Learners will develop the capacity to bounce back from stress, challenge, and adversity; to learn from experience; to exhibit flexibility; and to focus on solutions.
    DurationTBD
    Skills ObtainedAdaptablity, Cognitive and Emotional Flexibility, Critical Thinking, Perseverance, Problem Solving, Resilience, and Self-Awareness
    ContactMichael Creeden
    creedenm@fiu.edu
  • Safe Opioid Prescribing Strategies

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitGraduate Nursing, Nursing Anesthesia
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelGraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, this badge provides Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) students with evidence-based training on opioid misuse. Topics include prevention strategies, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and non-opioid pain management.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesGraduate Nursing Tack, Nurse Anesthesia Track. Pre-requisites: successful completion of Advanced Pharamacology (NGR172) or equivalent.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedAcute and Chronic Pain Management, Basic Principles of Pain, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Medication Assisted Treatment Training, Mental Health, Opioid Management, Pharmacological Pain Management, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, and Prescribing Strategies
    ContactDerrick C. Glymph
    dglymph@fiu.edu
  • Science Communication and Storytelling

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitCollege of Arts, Sciences & Education
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, this badge recognizes competence in communicating science clearly, vividly, and in a relatable and entertaining way. Using storytelling techniques and multimedia elements, earners learn to deliver their message, speak without jargon, explain meaning and context, and respond to questions. Earners will develop and deliver an engaging short oral presentation on scientific topics.
    Duration6-8 weeks
    ContactDr. Mireya Mayor
    mmayor@fiu.edu
  • Social Equity in Human Resource Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online, In-Person
    Department / Unit
    Currently Enrolling?No
    Level
    Foundational
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Department of Public Policy and Administration, this badge recognizes foundational knowledge useful for developing and maintaining a workforce to promote social equity. Earners will understand how to integrate social equity into HRM policies and processes and are equipped with valuable tools to advance their careers as HR managers in all sectors.
    Micro-Credential Prerequisites
    Current FIU graduate students in good academic standing
    Skills Obtained
    Social Equity, HRM Policy and Procedures, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Written Communication, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management, Digital Technology, Human Resource Management
    Contact
    Dr. Meredith Newman
  • Statistical Programming for Environmental Scientists

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitInstitute of Environment
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelGraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Institute of Environment - CREST CAChE - College of Arts, Sciences and Education, this badge recognizes foundational skills in statistical programming, a skill that is increasingly in demand in environmental science and ecology. Topics include the basics of R and R-Studio, data structures, data visualization and plotting, data manipulation, functions, loops and conditions, and good practices for coding and debugging.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCognitive Complexity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Data Intution, Data Science Competencies, Data Visualization, Data Wrangling, Digital Technology, Intrapersonal Development, Knowledge Acquisition, Practical Competence, R Programming
    ContactDr. Thiago Couto
    tbelisar@fiu.edu
  • Strategic Leadership for K-12 Administrators

    Continuing Education
    Instruction MethodOnline
    Department / UnitCenter for Leadership
    Currently Enrolling?No
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Center for Leadership, this badge recognizes fundamental leadership skills for K-12 school environments. This badge is designed to empower and challenge current K-12 school leaders to develop stronger awareness of self, effective communication, optimal performance, direct energy for optimal outcomes, improve buy in from key stake holders, and design action plans for personal and professional growth.
    Skills Obtained
    Effective Leader, Strategic, Developing Self-Awareness, Communication, Driving Optimal Team Performance, How to Improve Relationships With Your Key Stakeholders, Applied Critical Thinking, Collaboration And Teamwork, Career Development & Professionalism, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Courageous Leader
    Contact
    Jessica Sotomayor
    Sr. Project Manager
  • Teaching with Writing in the Disciplines

    FIU Faculty and Staff
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online, In-Person
    Department / UnitWriting Across the Curriculum
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Writing Across the Curriculum program, this badge recognizes that earners can demonstrate effective teaching with writing in a multilingual-majority university. Earners can understand the benefits and methods of incorporating writing into their courses; create writing assignments, including collaborative projects, respond to student writing, use writing in large-cap vs small-cap classes, and leverage the benefits of multilingualism.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesNone
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCritical Thinking/Problem Solving, Pedagogy, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Written Communication
    ContactKimberly Harrison
    harrisok@fiu.edu
  • Thinking and Communicating with Data

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitFIU Central Badge
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionOffered by FIU to all learners, this badge recognizes foundational data literacy and data communication skills. Earners develop critical data science competencies including the basics of summarizing data, visualizing and interpreting data; data exploration, associations, and causation; identifying potential ethics, privacy, security issues with data; and communicating with data.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedAnalytical Skills / Critical Thinking, Data Analytics and Visualization, Data and Trends, Data Ethics, Data Privacy and Security, Data Repository, and Oral and Written Communication Skills
    ContactMcLudmer Charite
    mcharite@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitFIU Central Badge
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
    DescriptionOffered by FIU to all learners, this badge provides foundational knowledge of emotional intelligence, a set of skills strongly correlated to professional and academic success. Earners are able to recognize and manage emotions; identify negative beliefs and self-talk; listen sympathetically, and better manage relationships.
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedRelationship Management, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, and Social Awareness
    ContactMcLudmer Charite
    mcharite@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid
    Department / UnitFIU Women's Center
    Currently Enrolling?No
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within The Women's Center, this badge recognizes the ability to cultivate interpersonal and essential life skills to enable effective relationships; facilitate experiences that improve the educational relevance, quality, and learning environments for all genders; transform gender norms and practices; become agents of social change or create awareness and solutions around stereotypes and inequality; and advocate for gender-equitable policies.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesStatus as an FIU student and sign-up for a coaching session to help students complete the badge in a timely fashion
    Duration4 semesters
    Skills ObtainedAdvocacy, Citizenship, Collaboration, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Dialog Facilitation, Leadership, Learning from Failure, Planning, Public Speaking, Resilience, Self-Awareness, Social Change Agent, and Voulnteer
    ContactDr. Erica Friedman
    efriedma@fiu.edu
    Learn more
  • Writing in the Disciplines

    Current FIU Students
    Instruction MethodHybrid, Online, In-Person
    Department / UnitWriting Across the Curriculum
    Currently Enrolling?Yes
    LevelUndergraduate
    DescriptionDeveloped within the Writing Across the Curriculum program, this badge recognizes that earners are prepared to write for various public and/or professional audiences. In addition, earners of this badge understand that effective writing is discipline-specific, occurring in a variety of contexts for diverse audiences and purposes. Earners are competent in navigating the writing conventions and expectations of their chosen disciplinary areas.
    Micro-Credential PrerequisitesN/A
    Duration1 semester
    Skills ObtainedCareer Management, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Written Communication
    ContactKimberly Harrison
    harrisok@fiu.edu