RUUTE Badges


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What Are Digital Badges?

Badges are a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in various learning environments (Carey, Kevin (April 8, 2012). "A Future Full of Badges" . The Chronicle of Higher Education.)  Badges are growing methods of acknowledging accomplishment at undergraduate institutions, graduate schools, and in continuing education programs.

Badges are a way of organizing and advertising your extracurricular activities. Badges offer a new pathway of lifelong learning outside traditional academic settings. Badges highlight and recognize skills and knowledge that come from personal initiative and investigation.

What RUUTE Badges Can I Earn?

  • Rural Interest Badge​

  • Rural Experience Badge​

  • Rural Research Badge

What Do I Have To Do To Earn One?

RUUTE Badges Timeline (x=availability during year)
1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
Rural Interest Badge
URISE x x x x
4 Rural Speaker Series x x x x
2 Electives x x x x
Shadowing Experience x x x x
Rural Mentor x x x x
Rural Experience Badge
URISE x x x x
4 Rural Speaker Series x x x x
Rural Clerkship x x
UROP/IROP x x x x
Rural Research Badge
URISE x x x x
4 Rural Speaker Series x x x x
Research Elective x x x x
Summer Research Experience x x
Rural Research Presented at Research Forum x x x x


How Does It Work?

Badgr is a badging application linked to Canvas. Organizations worldwide use Badgr to distribute badges from many different learning environments.

If you are interested in earning a badge, you will be added to the Badge Canvas Page. Canvas Modules reflect the badge timeline. As you complete an activity, complete the respective module.  

Once you complete each module that includes the activities and experiences needed for each badge, a badge will be automatically awarded.

Once obtained badges can be added to CV, resume, signature, etc.


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