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Guided Pathways


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Guided Pathways is state-funded, multi-year program designed to improve outcomes by offering clear completion pathways and integrated support services to students. At Mesa, Guided Pathways is a framework for inquiry and action.

As an initiative meant to be organic to our institution, the development and implementation of Guided Pathways will be collaborative, dialogic, and intentionally aimed at both our continuous improvement and the expression of who we are in service of our students: transformational, inclusive, equitable, innovative, and committed to excellence.

The Guided Pathways development and implementation process will focus on four fundamental activities:

  • Creating clear curricular pathways.
  • Helping students choose and enter their pathways.
  • Helping students remain on their paths in a manner that is integrated, intrusive, and just in time.
  • Ensuring that learning is happening with intentional outcomes and assessment.

Key Guided Pathways elements include - 

  • Programs that are mapped out and fully aligned.
  • Structured onboarding processes.
  • Proactive academic and career advising.
  • Instructional support and co-curricular activities. 
  • Realigning and integrating basic skills/developmental education classes.
  • Responsive student tracking systems.

Mesa College has made significant strides in each of these areas. Guided Pathways will be used as a tool, then, that allows us to more effectively invent, inquire into, and assess the directions we've already demonstrated commitment to. 

Near-Term Guided Pathways Milestones

  • Begin initial self-assessment (in-progress now).
  • Compile self-assessment and share with campus community.
  • Hold an open forum for additional feedback and incorporate it.
  • Present to President's Cabinet.
  • Report to the Chancellor's Office, so that the state team can assess college needs.
  • Form a Guided Pathways Taskforce to develop a multi-year work plan.

For more information about Guided Pathways, visit the Chancellor's Office website, or contact Ashanti Hands, Bridget Herrin, or Trina Larson.


Resources

General Information

Guided Pathways Google Drive

Self-Assessment

Timeline


Events

Guided Pathways Assessment Open Forum l Nov 7 l 12:30-2 l MC 211A


Presentations

Guided Pathways at the CCCs: PCab 10/16/17
Guided Pathways: PCab 10/31/17
Guided Pathways Open Forum 11/07/17
Guided Pathways PCab Retreat 11/14/17