Pathways

Established Pathways are listed below.  Students are encouraged to select a Pathway that focuses on passions, talents, or interests not already covered by their academic courses.

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  • Civic Engagement: students who select this pathway will be focusing on efforts that make a difference in civic life and promoting quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: students who select this pathway have the option of focusing on diversity or inclusion, or a combination of both.  Students focusing on diversity will explore a range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.  Students focusing on inclusion will cultivate a sense of belonging created though involvement & empowerment, as well as valuing and respecting the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and lifestyles of all people.
  • Entrepreneurship: students who select this pathway will be focusing on the process of organizing, managing, and assuming the risks of a business or enterprise, as well as familiarizing themselves with best business practices for the potential future goal of owning their own business.
  • Global Engagement: students who select this pathway will be focusing on developing a diverse and knowledgeable worldview, cross-cultural humility, and collaborative efforts across cultures.
  • Health & Wellness: students who select this pathway will be focusing on physical, spiritual, mental and/or social well-being, as well as approaches for a successful existence.
  • Leadership: students who select this pathway will be focusing on ways to provide guidance, direction or influence to a group of people or organization, either in a formal management or supervisory role, or in an informal capacity.
  • Social Justice: students who select this pathway will be focusing on justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
  • Sustainability: students who select this pathway will be focusing on the process to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. This process may be applied, but is not limited to the environment, society, and finances.
  • Teaching & Learning: (Graduate students only): students who select this pathway have the option of focusing on teaching or learning, or a combination of both.  Students focusing on teaching will examine best practices and methods required either in a formal academic setting or through informal training and facilitation.  Students focusing on learning will be concentrating on the acquisition of knowledge through experience, study, and instruction.

Additional Categories

  • Self-Exploration: items in this category do not have content related to a specific Pathway, but instead offer an opportunity for the student to be introspective and gain deeper knowledge of themselves.  These opportunities may include, but are not limited to, personal and learning-style assessment tools, career exploration, etc.