As employees, we are responsible for nurturing student success by providing courses, programs, cocurricular and extracurricular experiences. Each of these enhance the growth and development of our students into career-ready graduates who are engaged community citizens. We play an important role in promoting the interconnection of cocurricular and extracurricular experiences to what is learned in the classroom.
The CMU Gold Path guides students through a breadth of cocurricular and extracurricular experiences, and develops valuable skills such as leadership, problem-solving, and team work.
Cocurricular experiences are extensions of a learning experience outside of a classroom such as Leadership Safari and Alternative Breaks.
Extracurricular activities provide a valuable opportunity for students to build community, discover passions and have fun. They are not connected to a learning experience outside of a classroom, and include activities like a movie night or a social.
Your students will look to you for recommendations for cocurricular and extracurricular activities that connect them to their interests and what they are learning.
Employers value cocurricular experiences. The Gold Path encourages students to get involved, track their out-of-classroom experiences, and reflect on how these experiences assist them in gaining employer desired skills like initiative, critical thinking and leadership.
Engage Central provides offices, departments and student organizations a centralized calendar to post events open to the campus community. Once your event is entered into Engage Central, you can track attendance, get approved for Gold Path and more.
If you are an advisor to an organization added to Engage Central, please contact Dani Rossman at SAI@cmich.edu or at ext. 3016. All events must be tied to an organization listed in Engage Central before an event can be added to the calendar.
If you are a faculty or staff member trying to add an event to Engage Central that will count toward the CMU Gold Path and have questions, please reach out to Jennifer Drevon at firstname.lastname@example.org.