California Guided Pathways Project

Institute Series

A series of six institutes is designed by the partner organizations, each institute 2.5 days in length and each attended by teams of varying composition from a selected group of 20 community colleges. The ultimate goal of the institute series is to advance serious work on the various necessary aspects of the design and implementation of structured student pathways leading to high-quality community college credentials and then to family-supporting jobs, either directly out of the community college or after transfer and baccalaureate attainment. The format for institutes will combine discussions with experts, experiences shared by colleges already implementing pathways (or critical features thereof, such as redesigned advising systems), and facilitated discussion/planning sessions for the college teams. An expected outcome of the project is design and testing of an approach that can be replicated in the post-grant period with additional groups of institutions; and a further outcome will be expansion of the available pool of experts qualified to provide technical assistance to colleges as they undertake pathway design and implementation.

  • Institute #1—Leadership for Transformational Change: Implementing Pathways at Scale
    (September 17 - 19, 2017 in Costa Mesa)

  • Institute #2—Pathway Design I: Mapping Pathways Through the Institution
    (November 30 - December 2, 2017 in Bakersfield)

  • Institute #3—Pathway Design II: Pathways to Transfer and Employment
    (February 8 - 10, 2018 in Coronado)

  • Institute #4—Redesigning Student Intake and Ongoing Student Support
    (September 6 - 8, 2018 in San Francisco)
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    Each participating college will send one team of five people to the institute. The recommended composition for teams follows:

    • president/chancellor *CEO attendance is required*
    • Pathways team facilitator *attendance is required*
    • others from among the following:
      • chief academic officer
      • chief student services officer
      • faculty (e.g., pathway/meta-major leaders, faculty leaders from developmental education and gateway English, math, or reading-intensive gateway courses)
      • advising leader

    More information coming soon!


  • Institute #5—Redesigning Basic Skills/Developmental Education as an Onramp to Pathways
    (January 31 - February 2, 2019 in Riverside)
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    Each participating college will send one team of five people to the institute. The recommended composition for teams follows:

    • president/chancellor *CEO attendance is required*
    • Pathways team facilitator *attendance is required*
    • others from among the following:
      • chief academic officer
      • chief student services officer
      • faculty (e.g., pathway/meta-major leaders, faculty leaders from developmental education and gateway English, math, or reading-intensive gateway courses)
      • advising leader

    More information coming soon!


  • Institute #6—Ensuring Students are Learning and Progressing Along the Pathway
    (September 5 - 7, 2019 in Sacramento)
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    Each participating college will send one team of five people to the institute. The recommended composition for teams follows:

    • president/chancellor *CEO attendance is required*
    • Pathways team facilitator *attendance is required*
    • others from among the following:
      • chief academic officer
      • professional development leader (center for teaching & learning, etc.)
      • faculty leader(s)
      • student support services leader(s), (academic support, advising, etc.)

      More information coming soon!


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