Co-Curricular Learning and SFC Badges
Co-curricular learning refers to the structured learning activities that students engage with that complement St. Francis College’s formal curriculum. Experiences such as internships, global opportunities, and community involvement enhance student learning and advance the SFC Mission to educate the whole person.
Badges are digital credentials that you earn alongside your formal degree and that showcase the skills and knowledge you gain through your SFC experience. Badges can be displayed, accessed and independently verified online and are stackable, so you continue to earn new badges as you grow and develop.
Badges provide a seamless way for you to record and share your validated skills and achievements with future employers, helping translate learning outcomes into skills that both you and employers can understand. They give you agency over your learning and career path by highlighting the employer-valued skills you’ve either already demonstrated or still need to earn.
You can share your badges via social media or your resume, giving you an edge in the job market or when applying to graduate school. Keep your badges after you leave SFC — and earn new ones as part of your professional development and journey as a lifelong learner.
Pathways are a series of badges or steps constructed for a more comprehensive learning experience. They are a visual demonstration of the intertwined and wide-ranging co-curricular learning you undergo at SFC.
St. Francis College offers four co-curricular learning pathways:
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Service-Oriented Leadership
- Global Citizenship
- Professional Development
These pathways are skills-based and supported by learning outcomes. The pathways are flexible and designed to grow as new learning opportunities arise.
The First-Year Experience Pathway
New Terrier On Campus Orientation
Becoming a Global Citizen
Introduction to Service-Oriented Leadership
Introduction to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Introduction to Professional Development
Vision for Success
Bravery & Belonging
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Based in the heart of New York City, at St. Francis College you can change the world. Our Co-Curricular Pathway in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will take you through a series of educational opportunities meant to evaluate, access, understand, and create meaningful change in your society and the world. You will learn to interrogate structures of power and privilege in order to communicate effectively across cultures, examine your own positionally in relationship to others, and interact respectfully and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts.
Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our world is more interconnected than ever before. Prepare to become a global citizen through St. Francis College’s Co-Curricular Pathway in Global Citizenship. Through the pathway, you will improve your interactions with and perceptions of other cultures, engage in global conversations with an understanding of world systems, and work to create solutions to worldwide problems that affect us all. Grow and learn with us through a global lens.
Reach your career goals at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY – at the center of commerce, culture, and connections. The Co-Curricular Pathway in Professional Development will prepare you for your next adventure, even if you don’t yet know exactly where that adventure will lead. You will learn to approach your career with an eye on ethics, self-efficacy and inclusion and have an understanding for best-practice communication methods.
At St. Francis College, we grow leaders. We will meet you where you are on your leadership journey, ensuring you have the skills needed to thrive at St. Francis College and beyond. Through the Co-Curricular Pathway in Service-Oriented Leadership, you learn to develop and personalize a critical skill set, through which you will solidify your unique, emerging leadership identity.
We use Badgr to manage and award our badges and pathways. This industry standard works seamlessly with Canvas, our campus learning management system used in most of our academic courses.
You will have access to your account forever, so be sure to add a personal email address to your account (images below) now so there is no delay in access when you graduate or leave St. Francis College.
There are two ways to create a Badgr account.
- Visit sfc.badgr.com and click create an account in the upper right-hand corner.
- You have been awarded a badge.
If you have been awarded a badge from attending an event, through an academic course, or another learning opportunity, you will be prompted to create an account to claim your badge. This notification could come from scanning a QR code or an email. Follow the prompts to create your account. Here is a video if you need assistance.