Past Institutes and Workshops

Past institute — Hosted November 30 - December 2, 2017

California Pathways Project

California Guided Pathways Project Institute #2—Pathway Design I: Mapping Pathways Through the Institution

As one of the partners in the California Guided Pathways Project, the Center for Community College Student Engagement will host a series of six Pathways Institutes for a selected group of 20 colleges. California Guided Pathways Project Institute #2—Pathway Design I: Mapping Pathways Through the Institution will take place November 30-December 2, 2017 at The Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center in Bakersfield, California. Before registering for the institute, please review all of the information in each section of this page.

Institute #2 Objectives
Participant Resources
Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Institute #2 Objectives

  • Reinforce the case for implementing pathways at scale and outline strategies for making that case intentionally and effectively at the institution.
  • Review models and processes for organizing programs into meta-majors/communities of interest.
  • Build processes and timeline for mapping pathways at the institution that include the identification of milestone courses, identification of "the right math," recommended general education courses, and recommended electives for each program.
  • Identify strategies and timeline for reviewing student-learning outcomes/competencies through all program course sequences and ensure that these competencies align to program-level outcomes, transfer programs, and careers.
  • Produce draft action plans that delineate next steps in taking pathways reforms to scale at the institution, specifically incorporating strategies for broad campus engagement and needs for professional development and technical assistance.

Participant Resources

  • Final Agenda
    • Institute #2 will begin with two Pre-Institute Workshops on Thursday, November 30 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Pacific.
      • Engaging Faculty & Staff in Pathways Work
        NOTE: Mandatory for at least one member from college team.
      • Update for CAGP Colleges on CCC Guided Pathways Action Plan Requirements
        NOTE: Mandatory for at least one member from college team

    • All other team members should arrive in time to attend the Opening Plenary Session at 2:45 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, November 30. All team members are required to stay throughout the entire Pathways Institute, which concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. Flight departures for all team members should be scheduled after 2:00 p.m. Pacific on Saturday, December 2.

  • Travel and transportation tips
  • Nearby restaurants
  • Participating colleges

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The project will cover various onsite expenses for each five-person college team, including institute registration, a two-night stay at the hotel, meeting materials, and some meals. The respective institution is responsible for arranging travel and transportation and covering those expenses for each participant.

Hotel reservations for November 30 and December 1 will be arranged by the Center via a rooming list for those who are registered. Confirmation numbers will be provided to each guest by the beginning of November 2017.

There is no action needed from registered participants to secure hotel rooms for those two nights.

If you would like to extend your stay at the The Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center November 29 and December 2 at the conference rate of $99/night—based on availability, please email Jessica Pinto (, and she will add the additional night(s) to your reservation.

The hotel cut-off date is November 8, 2017. It is usually easier to reserve an extra evening's hotel stay early on and cancel it (if it is not needed) than to wait until closer to the institute and add a night's stay.

Please keep in mind that although the Center is taking care of each participant's room nights on November 30 and December 1, the hotel will still require a major credit card from each guest upon check-in. Individual participants are responsible for any incidental costs, as well as for lodging on additional nights.

If you have any changes to your hotel reservation, please do not contact the hotel directly. Contact Jessica Pinto ( or 512-232-8432), and she will ensure that the changes are made.

Please also see our transportation tips while making preparations for the institute.

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Jessica Pinto at or 512-232-8432 no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

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This institute is limited to the 20 institutions that have an existing Pathways Project participation agreement.

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:
    • VPI
    • Dean and/or department chair representing meta-majors
    • Advising leader
    • Faculty

At the time of registration, one person from each team must be designated as the team facilitator. This person will serve as the primary institute contact for their college and will be responsible for organizing their team's completion of advance work.

Depending on space availability, a college may request no later than September 29, 2017, to add up to two additional team members at $1,500 per additional team member. Invoices will be sent electronically to the college president, and payment will be due prior to the institute.

In order to access registration an institutional username and password is required. If you need your institution's username and password to be resent to you, please contact Jessica Pinto at or (512) 232-8432.

The registration deadline for each college's five member team to register is Friday, September 29, 2017.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

The college team should be finalized no later than Friday, September 29, 2017. Participant substitutions or cancellations must be made with the Center in writing. Due to contractual obligations, the following cancellation policy for teams of 6-7 participants is in effect:

Written notice received: Credit:
Prior to 5 business days before the institute (no later than Friday, November 17, 2017) Additional Participant fee less a $500 cancellation fee
Within 5 business days of the institute No credit available

A refund is not available. Credit may be applied to California Guided Pathways Project Institute #3 or future work at the Center.

Registration is now closed.

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