Spring 2018 Guided Pathways Workshops

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The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office are coordinating a series of upcoming workshops to provide resources and support for its colleges as they work toward implementing Guided Pathways. The content for these workshops was developed in response to feedback collected during the Fall 2017 Guided Pathways workshops–you spoke, we listened!

The following one-day workshops, which will take a deeper dive in the “why,” “what,” and “how” of Guided Pathways, are open to all colleges. The workshops include crucial, up-to-date information on the initiative’s design and experience, as well as an exposure to read-to-share tools and “team time” for setting up a Guided Pathways implementation. Click the location links below for full information and registration.

A pair of upcoming, 1 ½ -day workshops will explore the same topics as the one-day workshops, but will allow for participants to connect to regional work and sharing efforts. Click the location links below for full information and registration.

In addition, colleges that have been intentionally engaged in GP transformation efforts for at least two years are invited to a workshop on April 3. This event will include time for a peer-to-peer exchange, a discussion of the available Guided Pathways implementation tools and a session on planning. Click the location link below for full information and registration.

April 3 in Marina del Rey at the Marina del Rey Marriott
Central to a successful Guided Pathways framework are:

  • Programs that are fully mapped out and aligned with further education and career advancement;
  • Support services that offer proactive academic and career advising;
  • Early alert systems, integrated with interventions and resources, to help students stay – and progress – on the Pathway;
  • Redesigned basic skills and developmental courses, to accelerate the pace at which new students become “college-ready”;
  • Instructional support and co-curricular activities, aligned with classroom learning and career interests.

“We spend a lot of time talking about whether students are ready for college, but what Pathways is asking us to do, is ask: ‘is our college ready for our students,’” said Jeff Archibald, dean of Social Sciences at Pasadena City College.

Workshops are aimed at providing resources, success stories and focused support, including research-based techniques, for a Guided Pathways redesign. College teams will have time to work on their implementation plans with support services and tools. The full workshop schedule and related details are available at iepi.cccco.edu/professional-development.


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Executive Vice Chancellor

So it begins….The beginning of the fall semester is upon us.  During the frenzy of getting the colleges ready for students, I hope thoughts about Guided Pathways are also near—thoughts […]