Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways is a transformative model for restructuring academic pathways with students' end goals in mind. Instead of focusing purely on the achievement of a credential at our college, the Guided Pathways model helps set students up for success in their desired next steps, whether that is transfer education or employment, and it offers a clear sequence of learning activities leading to the accomplishment of their goals. The four core themes of this work are:

  1. Mapping pathways to student end goals
  2. Helping students enter a pathway
  3. Keeping students on a path
  4. Ensuring that students are learning

Successful implementation of this model requires a coordinated effort between faculty and student services staff to ensure that college systems and curriculum are aligned internally as well as externally with our K-12, four-year university, and employer partners. Some primary elements of this model include "meta-major" pathways with clear default degree plans, strong advising processes throughout the student's college experience, annual scheduling and self-tracking technologies to help students plan and make progress, and learning outcomes mapped across both courses and programs to ensure students are ready for transfer or work.

ID 16753

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16753, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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