“GP Stories” about equity-minded approaches to redesign

August 1, 2019
Required remedial math and English classes once served as a barrier to many of California’s community college students, and the problem disproportionately affected students of color, non-native speakers of English, and other groups underrepresented in higher education. Depending on their results o... Read More

CSU’s proposed changes to math requirements will hurt underrepresented students

July 9, 2019
California State University’s Board of Trustees is considering a proposal to require high school students to complete a fourth year of math to qualify for admission. The proposal itself has not been made public, but the change will be discussed at the next trustee meeting, July 23-24.... Read More

Engaging the whole campus in Guided Pathways redesign was the focus of LA / OC event

May 30, 2019
At our first-ever multi-location webinar, practitioners across Orange and Los Angeles counties shared practices and ideas.    Here is a PDF of the presentations given at the event, and here is a video of the event.   Focused on engaging the whole campus in Guided Pathways work, the May 7 “l... Read More

Guided Pathways stories

February 9, 2019
Career Ladders Project offers numerous tools for colleges to use in redesigning their programs and structures. Each college faces different challenges and opportunities, depending on a variety of factors. The following one-page stories, grouped by topic, illustrate some of the approaches colleges ar... Read More

San Diego and Imperial colleges! A Guided Pathways workshop is coming this month

February 6, 2019
Practitioners from community colleges in San Diego and across California will share their experiences implementing Guided Pathways on Friday, Feb. 22.  To join this full-day regional intensive in San Diego’s Mission Valley, register here. In small-group discussions, participants will learn s... Read More

LA and South Central Coast colleges! Join us for a regional Guided Pathways workshop on Feb. 4

January 23, 2019
Experienced practitioners from colleges across California will talk about their work on Guided Pathways in this full-day event, called “Ready. Set. Design. Accelerating Guided Pathways to the Next Level,” at the Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport. To join, register here. Small-group discussio... Read More

Achieving equity through dual enrollment

December 7, 2018
Here are the materials from our convening on Nov. 30: The presentation by Joel Vargas and Linda Collins The Venn diagram of participants’ thoughts on the value proposition of dual enrollment JFF’s and CLP’s research on the current landscape for dual enrollment (and brief case studi... Read More

Career Advancement Academies: Lessons for Equity in Guided Pathways

December 5, 2018
The Career Advancement Academies at more than 30 California community colleges offer concrete examples of how to ensure equity for all students, and a new report from Career Ladders Project and Equal Measure outlines how they can be applied in Guided Pathways reforms. Established in 2007, with sta... Read More

How Georgia State reforms closed racial and ethnic completion gaps: It can be done

November 28, 2018
Two leaders from Georgia State University came to Long Beach on Nov. 15 to talk about reforms that are credited with raising graduation rates campuswide above 75%. In fact, Latinx and African American students at GSU are now doing slightly better than their white counterparts. “Closing the Achiev... Read More

Strengthening Student Success Presentations – Fall 2018

October 22, 2018
Presentations from 2018 Strengthening Student Success are now available Career Ladders Project staffers presented on Guided Pathways implementation, the Dual Enrollment Game, re-entry programs for students who have been incarcerated, and more. Conference sessions: Choose Your Own Adventure: Practiti... Read More