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Assessing and Advancing Equity through Guided Pathways

Date and Time: July 15, 2020 11 AM CST
Location: Online

A fundamental goal of guided pathways is to increase the rate at which underrepresented students earn college credentials, particularly in fields of high economic value, while also closing gaps for low-income students, students of color, returning adults, and other groups with inequitable outcomes. To accomplish this, colleges must critically examine their onboarding, advising, and teaching practices to consider how they serve students who have been historically underrepresented and/or underserved in higher education.

With support from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership’s (OCCRL) Pathways Collaborative Equity Partners Fund, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) developed two tools to help colleges identify equity gaps at the program level and reflect on current policies and practices that may be contributing to inequitable outcomes, with the goal of helping to change them. This webinar discussed the design, purpose, and utility of both tools. The first tool is a data template and guide to help colleges examine representation of historically marginalized groups in programs leading to relatively more opportunity after graduation. The second tool is designed to help colleges use insights garnered through the data tool to interrogate how current practices and policies may contribute to inequities, with the goal of designing new practices that lead to more equitable access, progress, and success.


Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Community College Research Center
Senior Research Scholar
Community College Research Center

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