I am not sure I understand your concern, but I think
that badges will be most useful in conjunction wit-
e-portfolios that are essentially self-directed so it
would be up to their owners to set up logical
progressions etc. I can imagine using badges much
as I use my many life-experiences now in creating
curriculum vitaes...I use those most relevant to building
my "case" while the others are sort of "in storage"...
thus I have a slightly different vitae for counseling than
I do for college teaching or college administration etc...
so I guess I disagree with your faculty member.