CLP session on Guided Pathways at AACC Convention now available!

April 17, 2017

Kris Palmer, a senior director at Career Ladders Project, presented on Guided Pathways at the 97th American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 23.

Kris Palmer’s session, “Collaborative Inquiry and Leadership: Necessary Foundation for Building Guided Pathways,” expounded upon a growing body of research that states that without fundamental changes to current college structures, dramatic increases in completion are not possible.

Angelica Garcia and Aaron McVean from Skyline College in California, and Carmen Newland from Mesa Community College in Arizona shared their work in creating campus cultures that support such redesign efforts. The team provided examples of how inquiry processes and data visualization tools can be used to create a shared understanding of key structural barriers to students’ paths to completion and help mobilize change.

The AACC Convention, which runs from April 22 to 25, is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry, and federal agencies.