The Paths tool in Engage allows you to participate in a specific experience laid out by your campus administrators. This could be a student leader training, a first year experience path, or a leadership certificate. No matter what path you are taking part in, the process for receiving credit and reviewing your progress in these paths will be the same!
Participating in Paths
If you are participating in any paths, you will see a link to your paths on your homepage when you first login to your Engage site.
You can also access your paths progress by clicking on your User Drawer and selecting Paths.
In order to participate in a path, you have to be added into that path by a campus administrator. There is no way for you to opt in or join without administrative oversight. If you think you should be part of a path that you are not seeing, please contact your campus administrators for assistance!
Viewing your progress through a path
If your campus is conducting more than one path program, make sure that the "Progress For" drop-down field is set to the correct one you want to view. You will see your overall progress, your progress through each of the path domains, and you’ll have the ability to click on each domain to view its details. “Domains” refer to the different main topics within your path.
Select a domain to read more about its details and to view the requirements. For each, you’ll be able to see which path requirements you have completed and which you still need to earn. You will also see the number of “Completion Requirements” that you must complete as well.
Based on your progress for a particular aspect of the path, you will see one of five possible icons next to each individual activity:
Item is Complete: Credit is Earned
Credit has been earned, either by completing all criteria necessary or receiving approval from a campus administrator for a particular item.
Item is Pending Approval
Item has been submitted for approval but has not yet been approved or denied by a campus administrator.
Item Needs Additional Action or Info from Student
You need to include further information for this item. For example, the student may need to complete a written reflection or description.
Item Denied: No Credit Awarded
Item has been reviewed and denied by a campus administrator. For more information regarding why the submission was denied, please reach out to your campus administrator directly.
Item Not Completed: No Status
Item has not been completed or submitted and still requires action before credit can be awarded.
Receiving credit for a path
Receiving credit for your path will look different for each path you are a part of. Joining organizations, attending events, and submitting self-reported experiences can all contribute to path completion depending on its specific requirements.
You can view the requirements for a path by clicking on one of the domains within the path and viewing the completion requirements. When you click on a specific item, look on the right hand side to view “Fulfillment Options.” This shows you how you can specifically receive credit for that path item, whether that be through submitting an experience request, joining an organization, or attending an event. In some cases, you will be able to self-report that you completed that item by clicking Mark Complete under “Fulfillment Status."
Access your Path Progress Report
You can also access your Path Progress Report at any time. Note that this is different from your Involvement Record which tracks your organization memberships, events, reflections, and other involvement history. The Path Progress Report only displays the credit you receive for the paths you are participating in. This report cannot be modified or customized like the involvement record. To access this report, click on PDF Download or Print View at the top right hand of your path completion page.