Focusing Integrated Planning Efforts Through Guided Pathways

October 3, 2018

A new CLP brief, Guided Pathways as a Framework for Integrating Student Success Efforts: A Case Study of Three California Community Colleges, explores how colleges can use Guided Pathways to bring together innovation, people, and resources across initiatives.

We highlight the stories of three California community colleges that have worked to intentionally align different initiatives and have utilized Guided Pathways design principles to focus integrated planning efforts. This brief argues that guided pathways is not just another initiative, but an evidence based framework for tying together different initiatives and student success efforts.

“There is not a prescriptive way to do pathways, because it is a framework. Guided Pathways looks different at every college. It encourages an institution to look at data and the key design principles and figure out what the institution can do in response. Guided Pathways is not an initiative. It is institutional transformation and none of the other initiatives have actually done that.”

– Jeff Archibald, Communications faculty, Vice President of the Academic Senate, Mt. San Antonio College


To read the brief, click here.