Past Institutes and Workshops
Past institute — Hosted February 4 - 6, 2016

Pathways Project

Pathways Project Institute #1—Leadership for Transformational Change: Implementing Pathways at Scale

As one of the partners in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Pathways Project, the Center for Community College Student Engagement will host a series of six Pathways Institutes for a selected group of 30 colleges. Pathways Project Institute #1—Leadership for Transformational Change: Implementing Pathways at Scale will take place February 4-6, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency, situated along the famous Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Before registering for the institute, please review all of the information in each section of this page.



The overarching purpose of Pathways Project Institute #1 is to help college teams make the case on their own campuses for major change and for structured pathways as the evidence-based choice for increasing completion of postsecondary credentials leading to meaningful work. Sessions will focus on pathway design principles; review of advance data work; tracking progress on institutional change; institutional structure for ongoing engagement, implementation, and sustainability; and coaching on change management. Each college team will develop a written campus change strategy and a preliminary timeline for major aspects of pathways design and implementation.

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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 4 and 5 will be arranged by the Center via a rooming list for those who are registered. Confirmation numbers will be provided to each guest by early January of 2016.

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

However, for participants who wish to extend their stay, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio has set up a Passkey link (below) where reservations may be made for additional nights. The hotel is offering our participants a discounted conference rate of $185 for the nights of February 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8—based on availability.

The hotel will keep this page active as long as there is availability (be sure to follow the posted instructions):

Please keep in mind that although the Center is taking care of each participant's room nights on February 4 and 5, 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 questions regarding the hotel, please contact Coral Noonan-Terry at or 512-232-8430.

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

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Coral Noonan-Terry at or 512-232-8430 no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

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This institute is limited to the 30 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*
  • chief academic officer
  • chief student services officer
  • faculty leaders
  • governing board chair

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 18, 2015, 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.

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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