The MCSS hosts multiple events, webinars and meetings throughout the year. Archived webinars, event materials, and other publications are available on the MCSS website. The Guided Pathways Resource Repository includes resources that the MCSS has collected for colleges that are implementing Guided Pathways.
Implementing Guided Pathways: Early Insights From the AACC Pathways Colleges
By Davis Jenkins, Hana Lahr & John Fink
This report provides insight into how colleges are planning and implementing “guided pathways” reforms based on the early work of 30 colleges participating in the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Pathways Project. These colleges have committed to redesigning their programs and support services for all incoming students by fall 2018 according to the guided pathways model adopted by AACC based on CCRC’s research. View the Executive Summary and the full report here.
Guided Pathways Institute and Michigan Student Success Network Meetings (March 30-31 at Lake Michigan College)
- Agenda for March 30 and March 31
- Overcoming Resistences to a Pathways Model, Nicole Matos, College of DuPage
- Rethinking Community College Design, Davis Jenkins, Community College Research Center; Rob Johnstone, National Center for Inquiry and Improvement; Gretchen Schmidt, AACC Pathways Project
- Early Momentum Mindset, Davis Jenkins, Community College Research Center; Rob Johnstone, National Center for Inquiry and Improvement; Gretchen Schmidt, AACC Pathways Project
- The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices for Two- and Four-Year College, Davis Jenkins, Community College Research Center; Rob Johnstone, National Center for Inquiry and Improvement; Gretchen Schmidt, AACC Pathways Project
- Transfer Playbook Tool for Assessing Progress Toward Adoption of Essential Transfer Practices for Community Colleges
- Michigan Transfer Update, Erica Orians, Michigan Center for Student Success
Community College Research Center (CCRC) Guided Pathways Essential Practices: Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment
This tool is designed to help your college assess how far along you are toward adopting essential guided pathways practices at scale. The essential practices listed are examined in CCRC’s recently published book, Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success, by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins (Harvard University Press, 2015).
New Report on Early Momentum from CCRC
In this new brief, Early Momentum Metrics: Why They Matter for College Improvement, the authors propose three measures of “early momentum” that colleges can use to gauge whether institutional reforms are improving student outcomes including Credit momentum—attempting at least 15 semester credits in the first term or at least 30 semester credits in the first academic year; Gateway momentum—taking and passing pathway-appropriate college-level math and college-level English in the first academic year; and Program momentum—taking and passing at least nine semester credits in the student’s field of study in the first academic year. Research is beginning to show that these near-term metrics predict long-term success. In addition, these metrics focus attention on initial conditions at colleges that are particularly important for solidifying the foundation for student success.
Guided Pathways Cohort II with CCRC (February 14, 2017) The recording of the event can be viewed here and the slides are available here.
A Strategic Outreach and Intervention Plan (November 1, 2016) The recording of the event can be found here. Slides for the session can be downloaded here.
GPI Webinar - Catalog Management Solutions for Guided Pathways (September 13, 2016). The recording of the event can be found here.
Guided Pathways Cohort I: Progress and Success (September 2016)
A summary of the progress and success of the 12 colleges that participated in Cohort I of the Guided Pathways Institute and the extent to which they adopted the essential practices of Guided Pathways at scale.
Guided Pathways Institute and Michigan Student Success Network (April 21-22, 2016)
AACC Pathways Project (February 16, 2016). The recording of the webinar can be found here.
Guided Pathways Institute – Designing Pathways Convening (April 23, 2015)
Guided Pathways Facilitator Training (February, 27 2015)
Guided Pathways Orientation Institute (December 3-4, 2014)