Past Institutes and Workshops

Past institute — Hosted February 8 - 10, 2018

California Pathways Project

California Guided Pathways Project Institute #3—Pathway Design II: Pathways to Transfer and Employment

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 #3—Pathway Design II: Pathways to Transfer and Employment will take place February 8-10, 2018 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa in Coronado, California. Before registering for the institute, please review all of the information in each section of this page.

Institute #3 Objectives
Participant Resources
Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Institute #3 Objectives

  • Reinforce the case for pathways reforms and the central emphasis on achieving equity.
  • Encourage colleges to better align their programs with career-path jobs of economic importance to their region.
  • Help colleges better enable students to transfer seamlessly and easily to baccalaureate institutions with minimal loss of community college credits toward a degree in the student's major field of study.
  • Identify and address organizational challenges involved in aligning pathways with transfer and employment.
  • Better align "academic transfer" and "workforce" programs to help transfer students build workforce skills and workforce students earn degrees, including bachelor's and graduate degrees.
  • Produce draft action plans for continuing work toward full alignment of all academic and career pathways with transfer and employment with equity in mind.
  • Strengthen student-facing online and print information to help them make informed choices about their career and education pathways.
  • Continue building an engaged learning network among Pathways colleges.

Participant Resources

  • Agenda
    • Institute #3 will begin with three Pre-Institute Workshops on Thursday, February 8 from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Pacific.
      • Technology Tools for Mapping Programs to Economic and Transfer Opportunities
        NOTE: IT Staff, Faculty, and Student Services Leaders should attend this session
      • Update for CAGP Colleges on CCC Guided Pathways Integration with Existing Initiatives
        NOTE: Team Facilitators, CEOs, CIOs, and CSSOs should attend this session
      • Accessing Labor Market, Employment, and Transfer Outcomes Data
        NOTE: Faculty, Student Services Leaders, and Institutional Researchers should attend this session
    • There is a Team Facilitator session with Pathways coaches and partners on Thursday, February 8 at 1:45-2:45 p.m. Pacific.
    • All other team members should arrive in time to attend the Opening Plenary Session at 3:00 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, February 8. All team members are required to stay throughout the entire Pathways Institute, which concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10. Flight departures for all team members should be scheduled after 2:00 p.m. Pacific on Saturday, February 10.

  • 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 February 8 and 9 will be arranged by the Center via a rooming list for those who are registered. Confirmation numbers will be provided to each guest by mid-January 2018.

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 Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa for the nights of February 7 and/or 10 at the conference rate of $219/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 January 17, 2018. 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 February 8 and 9, 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:
    • Chief academic officer
    • College leader working on university transfer
    • College leader working on relationships/alignment with employers
    • Faculty member from arts & sciences program
    • Faculty member from CTE program

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 December 8, 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 February 2, 2018.

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, December 8, 2017.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

The college team should be finalized no later than Friday, December 8, 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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018) 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 #4 or future work at the Center.

Registration is now closed.

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Proceeds may be used in general support of the Program in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Education.

Center for Community College Student Engagement
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Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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