Teachers College, Columbia University

From Pockets of Excellence to Engaged Innovation at Scale: Managing and Implementing Whole-College Guided Pathways Reforms

Date and Time: February 19, 2020 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: National Harbor, MD
Venue: National Harbor Resort & Convention Center | Annapolis 1/2 & 3/4

In the past, community colleges' efforts to improve student success typically benefitted relatively small numbers of students. Over the last several years, however, colleges implementing guided pathways have built a culture of shared responsibility for student success by engaging faculty and staff college-wide in examining the student experience, identifying barriers to student success created by the college, and working together to remove those barriers for all students. Through this type of whole-college redesign, colleges are seeing improvements in early student momentum and longer-term graduation rates. In this session, college presenters from small, large, urban, and rural colleges shared what they have learned from this process. CCRC researchers also presented findings and guidance from new research on how colleges are managing the whole-college transformations entailed in implementing guided pathways.


Senior Research Scholar
Community College Research Center
Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Community College Research Center
Pamela Anglin
Paris Junior College
Clayton Railey
Executive Vice President and Provost
Prince George's Community College
Karen Miller
Executive Vice President of Access, Learning, and Success
Cuyahoga Community College

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