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 Dual Enrollment Workshop - February 2017

This IEPI Workshop was designed for secondary and postsecondary partners, and the agenda was shaped by key questions that they raised about dual enrollment implementation. Information shared was designed to support the development of new and the scaling up and strengthening of existing partnerships with a focus on students from underrepresented groups. Participants (1) learned about relevant research, (2) discussed implementation challenges and barriers, (3) shared promising practices and models, and (4) reviewed legislative guidelines. Special attention was paid to similarities and...

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...

STEMovation: A Path to Transforming STEM Education

STEMovation is a collaborative effort by a growing number of Diablo Valley College (DVC) STEM faculty working on team projects, utilizing data to narrow the achievement gaps in the DVC STEM pathways. The MESA program (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) serves as the hub for innovation. STEMovation engages the faculty community to integrate best equity practices into their student services and classrooms. The core of our work currently focuses on STEM outreach and pathways, intra- and interdepartmental STEM backwards design, conversations with counseling, and STEM professional...

Extending the Classroom: Intensive Academic Support for Accelerated Basic Skills Pathways

At Bakersfield College (BC), 84% of first-time students enter underprepared, and only 34% of students who started at any level of remedial math completed a certificate, degree, or transfer-related status during a six-year period. BC redesigned traditional math pathways to offer more coherent accelerated options in remedial math. By extending the classroom to support college readiness, BC provides intrusive academic and counseling support to improve student learning in the math classroom and beyond. In this presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference...

Doubling Student Completion through Placement, Pathways, and Pedagogy in Mathematics

The College of the Canyons Mathematics Department has committed to accurate placement, accelerated pathways, and more effective pedagogy in high-challenge, high-support classrooms. Effective fall 2016, an overhaul of the mathematics placement process for 4,363 incoming students using self-reported high school information dramatically increased transfer-level placement, reducing disproportionate impact and saving students time and money. Adopting a statistics pathway substantially increased student completion of transfer-level mathematics. Professional development in activity-based learning...

IEPI CTE Data Unlocked Workshop - April 2017: Tools for Growing Enrollment and Strengthening CTE Pathways

Under the Strong Workforce Program, many colleges are striving to increase enrollments in CTE. But in order to support this growth, colleges need to establish pathways that work for diverse student populations and help them progress up their career ladders. IEPI designed a workshop in order help colleges face these challenges. The workshop outlined common barriers to student progress and described ways that colleges can support students in overcoming those challenges. For example, topics included covered: Why students do and don’t major in CTE The highest-leverage actions that can change...

Achieving Dual Enrollment Success through Hybrid Courses

High schools are requesting dual enrollment courses from your college, but you currently don’t have a model for successfully fulfilling their requests. This presentation from the 2017 OTC conference shows how one college has increased its FTES and student success rates and maximized its human resources through its dual enrollment offerings. The model pairs a hybrid online delivery system with a daily high school support class. It is applicable across multiple disciplines and implementation blueprints have been developed for each entity involved. This conference presentation included the...

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...