ACUI Badges are a type of micro-credentialing that allow people to demonstrate their competence in a skill set. 

Most Association members have completed at least one academic degree program, but how do members let employers and potential employers know about the continuing education and skills they acquire to fill in the gaps or supplement their academic degree programs? That’s where ACUI's Badges can help! Find out more about ACUI's pilot program.

Currently, registration is open for three badges: large-scale event management, student employee supervision, and student organization advising basics. More detailed information about the schedule, learning outcomes, and faculty may be found below.


Registration for the three ACUI Badges courses listed below is available.

Member: $199
Nonmember: $259


Registration closes one week prior to course start date.

Available ACUI Badges

Large-Scale Event Management
This course will run from January 22–March 4.


The registration deadline is January 15.

  • Learners will develop a timeline for a large-scale event on their campus.
  • Learners will develop a budget for a large-scale event on their campus.
  • Learners will develop a marketing plan for a large-scale event on their campus.
  • Module 1: Business and Talent Management
  • Module 2: Logistics
  • Module 3: Staffing
  • Module 4: Safety
  • Module 5: Marketing and Communications
  • Lina Balcom, Assistant Director for Davis Center Operations and Events, University of Vermont
  • Deepti Chadee, Associate Director for Student Activities & Special Events, Texas A&M University–Commerce
Subject Matter Experts
  • Debbie Letterman, Assistant Director Event and Meeting Services, Missouri State University
  • George Micalone, Director of Student Activities/Assistant Director, Memorial Union, Iowa State University
  • Elaine Hanke, Director, Conference & Event Services, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Student Employee Supervision

The purpose of student supervision training is to introduce you to a set of composite skills, knowledge, and behaviors that provides the basis and forms the foundation for successful professional practice in college union and student activities.The training is designed to help you develop your ability to interact with staff members and to manage staff resources in a consistent and equitable manner. By the end of this training, you will have acquired basic knowledge and understanding of student supervision within the college unions and student activities.


This badge course will began January 9. Registration is closed.

  • To develop understanding of student development theories and their application to student employment applications.
  • To develop understanding of basic coaching and mentoring principles and techniques.
  • To develop understanding of the role of training and recognition in student employee success.
  • To develop understanding of institutional and departmental disciplinary and/or termination policies and procedures.
  • To develop knowledge of basic conflict management techniques.
  • Module 1: Student Development Theory
  • Module 2A: Supervision Basics: Mentoring and Coaching
  • Module 2B: Supervision Basics: Training Recognition & Reward
  • Module 3A: Supervision Challenges: Human Resources
  • Module 3B: Supervision Challenges: Conflict Management
Faculty and Subject Matter Experts
  • Ann Comerford, Student Union Executive Director, University of Illinois–Springfield
  • Missy Burgess, Associate Director for Student Involvement, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
  • Eve Esch, Director of Student Centers, University of Houston
Student Organization Advising Basics
This course will run from January 22–March 4.


The registration deadline is January 15.

  • Learners will develop a plan for recruiting and retaining student organization volunteers on their campus.
    • Given knowledge of effective recruitment strategies, learners will choose a recruitment strategy that works best for their context.
    • Learners will outline a plan for training volunteers.
    • Learners will outline the best motivation and retention strategies for their context.
  • Learners will develop a plan for transitioning leaders for student organizations.
  • Module 1: Fact Finding, Requirements, and Expectations
  • Module 2: Recruiting
  • Module 3: Training
  • Module 4: Accountability and Appreciation
  • Module 5: Transition Events
  • Module 6: Preparation
  • Matt Burchett, Director of Student Activities, Baylor University
  • Jen Zamora, Director of Student Programs, University of Texas–Austin
Subject Matter Experts
  • Adam Burden, Senior Associate Director of Student Activities, University of North Carolina–Charlotte
  • Susan Buckenmeyer, University of Texas–Austin