College Promise: The First Step in Providing Intentional Pathways to New Students

In 2016, the Los Angeles Community College District partnered with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to create the Los Angeles College Promise (LACP). This presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference will highlight the theoretical framework of the LACP and provide insight into how our district was able to bring together all nine colleges to design and implement a College Promise program that was both unified and flexible. It will discuss the core elements of the LACP, which are driven by evidence-based, high-impact...

IEPI's CCC Guided Pathways Workplan Workshop - March 2018

In the Spring of 2018, the Chancellor’s Office presented a second set of Guided Pathways workshops built around feedback from the fall series. The video playlist below captures the responses from the panel of experts to some of the most pressing questions that were identified at the first series of workshops, as well as a statewide overview of Guided Pathways implementation. The below playlist contain videos on: • Early Guided Pathways Outcomes • Rooting Guided Pathways in Equity • Early Steps and Wins with Guided Pathways • Faculty Role in Curricular and Program Transformation • Overview of...

IEPI's CCC Guided Pathways Self-Assessment Workshop - October 2017

California Community Colleges Guided Pathways is a multi-year program of the Chancellor’s Office designed to provide each college with the opportunity to implement Guided Pathways as an overarching framework for significantly improving student outcomes. The State of California’s 2017–18 budget includes a one-time investment of $150 million to support the implementation of the Guided Pathways framework at all 114 California community colleges. In fall 2017, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) sponsored several one-day workshops to help colleges implement the Guided...

Trustees' Role in Creating Change in Support of the Guided Pathways Project

Trustees are often unsure how they can lead change as required by a Guided Pathways project in their institution without being accused of micro-managing or directing the faculty and administration how to operate the institution. The below paper describes steps a Board of Trustees can take to successfully initiate change as well as sustain the change necessary to fully implement a Guided Pathways project. Though the project in California is too new to provide evidence of this method’s success, the paper draws upon steps successfully used in the private sector to lead change and adapts these to...

Preparing the College for Students…Not Just Preparing Students for College: An Organizational Strategy for Implementing Guided Pathways

As one of 30 colleges selected nationally by the American Association of Community Colleges to participate in its national Pathways Project, Mt. San Antonio College presents its nine-step guided pathways model in this presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference: (1) using data to confront assumptions and redesign curriculum, (2) incorporating student voices to establish career clusters, (3) developing and mapping career clusters and meta majors, (4) integrating contextualized learning led by faculty, (5) linking maps to career exploration, (6) integrating...

IEPI Pathways Workshop- January 2017

IEPI, in partnership with the Statewide Academic Senate and select AACC CA Guided Pathways colleges, sponsored two pathways events in late 2016 and early 2017. These two-day events were designed for college leadership teams interested in learning about different strategies for implementing a college pathways approach. Time and attention were spent disseminating California-grown pathway strategies now in place at our colleges. National pathways models were also shared. In addition, workshop attendees heard from Davis Jenkins, Senior Researcher at the Community College Research Center at...

Pathways at Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College (PCC) leverages district and federal resources to operate "PCC Pathways," a comprehensive approach designed to ensure that students identify and complete their academic goals in a timely manner. The program guarantees students full schedules -- including difficult-to-get English and math courses -- in the fall and spring semesters of their first year and provides them with the critical support they need outside of the classroom. PCC Pathways goes beyond merely a "first-year experience," however, by offering to students a second-year component as well. In 2015-16 more...