WMU Signature offers each undergraduate and graduate student a personalized Pathway to become learning-centered, discovery-driven, and globally engaged.
To provide a meaningful and reflective framework that inspires students to intentionally integrate, synthesize, and articulate their unique WMU experience.
WMU Signature offers a student initiated trajectory to explore and develop one's passions and interests through co-curricular experiences. WMU Signature provides a faculty and staff informed framework for students to intentionally focus their engagement. Upon completion of their WMU Signature Pathway, students will receive recognition with a university endorsed designation on their transcript and diploma.
WMU Signature is available to all undergraduate and graduate students. By participating, students will be able to connect the dots between all of their experiences, while gaining transferable skills to better market themselves to future employers or institutions.
WMU Signature was the result of in-depth conversation by a Think Tank including faculty, staff and students, which took place during the 2014-2015 academic year. Their charge from the Higher Learning Commission was to determine a quality initiative that would have a significant impact on the institution and provide the potential for institutional and educational quality improvement. The decision to develop a unique take on the comprehensive student record led to the creation of a Steering Committee, also comprised of faculty, staff and students, who, during the 2015-2016 academic year, provided the groundwork in creating foundational materials including WMU Signature's vision, mission and outcomes. With the direction and guidance of this framework, the pilot program began in Fall 2016.