Pathways Resources

Guided Pathways Demystified: Exploring Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Implementing Pathways

This report is designed for higher education leaders and explores ten commonly asked questions about implementing guided pathways. It addresses concern about compromising our higher education values, practical considerations about control and enrollment, and apprehensions about the impact on students' learning and development— all issues that will need to be addressed to successfully pursue a guided pathways effort.

Guided Pathways Demystified II: Addressing 10 New Questions as the Movement Gains Momentum

This report is the second in a series of resources designed for
higher education leaders and explores 10 new "momentum"
questions reflective of the uptake in guided pathways across
our nation's colleges. It addresses inquiries related to culture
change, implications for the student experience, practical
concerns for educators, and operational considerations and is
designed to support institutions in ground -
level planning and implementation.

What we Know About Guided Pathways

This practitioner packet is designed to help community college leaders and staff who are considering guided pathways reforms at their college.

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Distilling a wealth of data amassed from the Community College Research Center (Teachers College, Columbia University), Redesigning America’s Community Colleges offers a fundamental redesign of the way two-year colleges operate, stressing the integration of services and instruction into more clearly structured programs of study that support every student’s goals.

A Simpler Path, Authors Say, Is Key to Community-College Completion

Q/A article with Redesigning America’s Community Colleges co-author Thomas R. Bailey.

Implementing Guided Pathways

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.

Guided Pathways: Planning, Implementation, Evaluation

Creating guided pathways requires managing and sustaining large-scale transformational change. The work begins with thorough planning, continues through consistent implementation, and depends on ongoing evaluation.

American Association of Community College’s Pathways project website

Contains the lists of the first two cohorts of participating community colleges. It also contains the resources used for the Institutes for the cohorts as they work through their pathways implementations.

Does Guided Pathways Lead Colleges to Cut Programs and Limit Student Options?

The guided pathways model is a strategy for institutional reform designed to strengthen college programs and majors and help students achieve their end goals.

A Call to Reform Undergraduate Education

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.


Presentation Slides

Pathways Next Steps

Slide presentation from the Jan. 18, 2018 Faculty/Staff In-Service

Resources for Pathways

Slide presentation from the Jan. 18, 2018 Faculty/Staff In-Service

Resources for Pathways

Slide presentation from the Nov. 29, 2017 Faculty/Staff Forum

Guided Pathways Demystified: Exploring Ten Commonly Asked Questions About Pathways
Dr. Rob Johnstone slide presentation from AACC Pathways Institute #2, April 2016

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