California Guided Pathways Project Institute #5

Past institute — Hosted January 31 - February 2, 2019

California Pathways Project

California Guided Pathways Project Institute #5—Ensuring Students Are Learning and Progressing Along the Pathway

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 #5—Ensuring Students Are Learning and Progressing Along the Pathway will take place January 31–February 2, 2019 at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California. Before registering for the institute, please review all of the information in each section of this page.

Institute #5 Objectives
Participant Resources
Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Institute #5 Objectives

  • Reinforce the case for pathways reforms and the central emphasis on achieving equity.
  • Enrich college efforts to build cultural competence in classrooms and equitable outcomes across all student groups.
  • Build collaborative inquiry about educational quality into college culture and practice.
  • Provide examples of effective applied learning and other engaging instructional practices.
  • Redesign professional development experiences for faculty and student services staff with a strategic focus on pathways.
  • Promote redesign of program learning outcomes, starting with the end in mind, where the ends are careers and effective transfer.
  • Review current data on students’ educational experiences and specify ways that the data can be used to improve current educational practices.
  • Encourage contextualization of general education into program curriculum.
  • Highlight effective practices that ensure students in pathways are achieving defined program and general education learning outcomes.

Participant Resources

  • Agenda
    • Institute #5 will begin with Pre-Institute Workshops on Thursday, January 31 from 12:30–1:45 p.m. Pacific.
      • Pre-Institute Workshop titles will be posted in January.
    • There is a Team Facilitator session with Pathways coaches and partners Thursday, January 31 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, January 31. All team members are required to stay throughout the entire Pathways Institute, which concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2. Flight departures for all team members should be scheduled after 2:00 p.m. Pacific on Saturday, February 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 January 31 and February 1 will be arranged by the Center via a rooming list for those who are registered. Confirmation numbers will be provided to each guest the first week of January 2019.

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 Mission Inn Hotel & Spa for the nights of January 30 and/or February 2 at the conference rate of $189/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 December 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 January 31 and February 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:
    • Faculty leader(s)
    • Chief academic officer
    • Professional development leader(s) (center for teaching & learning, etc.)
    • Student support services leader(s), (academic support, advising, etc.)

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 14, 2018, 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 January 18, 2019.

The registration deadline for each college's five member team to register is Friday, December 14, 2018.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

The college team should be finalized no later than Friday, December 14, 2018. 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 23, 2019) 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 #6 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
—a Service and Research Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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