Pathway Contribution

Western Michigan University recognizes the value of experiences happening all around campus.  WMU Signature allows students to be intentional about selecting meaningful experiences, but those experiences are created by the experts around campus - faculty and staff.  If your department or program has an experience you would like included as an option within WMU Signature, please use our Contact Us page to submit a list of experiences for review.

 

Things to Consider

As a Pathway contributor to WMU Signature, there are several expectations to keep in mind:

  • Pathway contribution requires use of ExperienceWMU.
  • Including WMU Signature icons on your marketing materials is strongly encouraged.
  • Attendance must be taken.

Pathway Contributions must meet the following criteria:

  1. It relates to an existing Pathway and aligns with that Pathway’s description.
  2. It is inclusive of students from all academic backgrounds.
  3. Learning outcomes are specified.
  4. A method for taking attendance is specified. 

 

Next Steps

  • WMU Signature staff will attach any appropriate categories, and add the following statement to your event description:

   This event qualifies for WMU Signature.  For more information, visit www.wmich.edu/signature.

  • Icons can be located for download here.  Please only use for approved WMU Signature events.
  • As a reminder, attendance must be taken at your event. 

If you have questions or concerns about this process, please contact WMU Signature staff.

 

Requesting a landing page

The person submitting the request will become the Primary Contact in ExperienceWMU for the department. Continue only if you are to be the Primary Contact in ExperienceWMU for your department.

  1. Go to https://wmich.campuslabs.com/engage/ (will ask for your Bronco Net ID & password).
  2. Select "Organizations" from the top menu.
  3. Scroll down & select the “Register an Organization” button (last option on the left-hand side).
  4. Before you continue, make sure you have the names and email addresses of four (4) current WMU employees to list as participants, and a blank document to upload for the Constitution requirement.  Continue the registration process at any time from your Submissions.
  5. Follow the instruction prompts to complete the required fields.

IMPORTANT:

  • As you complete your profile, instructions indicate that you will need a constitution, but you can either upload a document you feel is relevant from your department, or you can upload a blank document for this requirement. 
  • Please be sure to add your department’s website URL in the EXTERNAL WEBSITE field only.  The WEB SITE KEY is a one-word phrase that will be specific to your department within ExperienceWMU (i.e. wmich.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/Signature).
  • For the request to provide names and email addresses, please list four or more current WMU employees as members, not students.

Once submitted, the review process takes several business days.  Once complete, you are able to create events.  If you have any questions, please contact WMU Signature staff at wmu-signature@wmich.edu.

 

Creating events

  1. Go to https://wmich.campuslabs.com/engage/ (will ask for your Bronco Net ID & password).
  2. On the main HOME page, scroll down to “My Memberships” and select your department.  If the page is not listed there, try selecting “Organizations” from the top menu & using the “Search” feature on the left-hand side.
  3. Once on your department landing page, select “Manage Organization” on the upper right-hand side of the screen.
  4. A new tab should open for the “ExperienceWMU Action Center”.  Select the three-line icon, next to your department name at the top of the screen, then select “Events” from the menu that appears.
  5. On the “Manage Events” page, select the “+ Create Event” button, on the upper right-hand side of the screen.
  6. Follow the instruction prompts to complete the required fields.
NOTE: Event cover images used on ExperienceWMU must have the following specifications:1024PX by 600PX (or larger). The file size limit is 10MB. The supported files are JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and PDF.

Additional resources are available at: https://engagesupport.campuslabs.com/hc/en-us