Teachers College, Columbia University
CCRC Summer Institute

CCRC is pleased to announce its 2022 guided pathways summer institute, Using Data to Launch Large-Scale Reform. This two-week, virtual team-based experience will help participants build the skills and knowledge needed to lead college-wide student success efforts at their institutions using the guided pathways framework, which aims to help students choose, enter, and complete programs aligned with their goals for careers and further education.

All community colleges that are in the early stages of planning and implementing guided pathways reforms are eligible to apply. We are particularly interested in supporting colleges that have not participated in national or state-based guided pathways initiatives and those that are rural or rural-serving.

Through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous activities, teams will explore key concepts in the guided pathways framework and learn to apply them in their own contexts. CCRC researchers will help participants apply an equity mindset to examine which students are in which programs, where those programs lead, what courses students are taking, and other data essential for improving academic programs and student supports. These activities will be designed for faculty and staff from across the college, including those who have limited experience with data analysis.

By the end of the institute, teams will have data-driven plans for implementing changes to programs and supports that will help them recruit and retain students, improve student success rates, and close equity gaps. Teams will receive additional support from CCRC researchers through the end of 2022.

Applications will open on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the institute, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to enact guided pathways reforms at their institutions and understand how to mobilize resources to support these efforts
  • Apply insights from analyses of their institution’s program enrollment, coursetaking, and completion patterns to address barriers to student success
  • Understand how data can be used to identify underserved or marginalized student populations and develop policies and practices aimed at addressing college-specific inequities
  • Guide their college’s reform work over the next six months and beyond using an implementation plan developed at the institute
  • Use data to make the case for change, assess progress, and shape efforts to scale and sustain reforms

Cost

Free. All instructional materials and resources will be provided to participating teams through a virtual course site.

Dates and Time Commitment

CCRC will hold two sessions of the virtual summer institute, which will include both synchronous and asynchronous content.

Session I: June 6–16, 2022
Synchronous activities on June 6, 9, 13, and 16

Session II: July 11–21, 2022
Synchronous activities on July 11, 14, 18, and 21

As part of the application process, colleges will be asked to indicate which session they prefer. While we cannot guarantee that a college team will be assigned to their preferred session, we will do our best to accommodate all teams.

Pre-work will be distributed in advance of the institute. During the institute, teams will participate in four hours of synchronous activities on Mondays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 3–5 p.m. EDT. In addition, teams will dedicate 8–10 hours to asynchronous activities across the two weeks. All teams will receive ongoing support from institute coaches through December 2022.

Institute Partners

The institute will be led by CCRC researchers studying guided pathways reforms. We will be joined by expert practitioners from community colleges across the country.

Accessibility

The institute will consist of live web conference activities and asynchronous learning via video and print resources. All videos will include captions. For live events, we will arrange for captioning services upon request.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact Teachers College’s Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at oasid@tc.edu, 212-678-3689, or 646-755-3144 video phone as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters or alternative format materials.


The CCRC summer institute is generously funded by Ascendium Education Group.

Contact Us

Hana Lahr

Senior Research Associate and Program Lead

CCRC's 2021 Institute

Learn more about the summer institute experience for colleges on the CCRC blog.