AACC PATHWAYS: EXEMPLARY PRACTICES IN GUIDED PATHWAYS REFORM
Sharing the Work of Pathways Colleges & Partners: A Zoom Workshop Series
For community colleges committed to guided pathways reforms aimed at improving outcomes and equity for all students, this virtual workshop series offers guidance about key tasks in redesigning students’ educational experiences. For each workshop, AACC recommends attendance by a cross-functional team of college faculty, staff and administrators. Advance reading will be required. Each workshop will feature college examples and expert perspectives on what is being learned through work on large-scale institutional change in the community college field.
Workshop #1: Redesigning Students’ Onboarding Experience
October 15, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Researchers Davis Jenkins and Hana Lahr from the Community College Research Center/Teachers College, Columbia University will present key findings from their work in the field and tools developed to support onboarding redesign. Participants will hear how exemplar colleges are undertaking intentional design to ensure purposeful connections with students, wholistic advising, supported career exploration and choice making, and development of a full-program educational plan early in students’ college journeys.
Workshop 1 – Jenkins/Lahr
Workshop #2: Creating Workforce Pathways to Livable Wage Work
November 11, 2021, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Community colleges increasingly recognize that promoting students’ economic upward mobility is central to their mission. Ensuring that guided pathways lead to jobs and careers providing livable, family-supporting wages is the task addressed in this workshop moderated by Kay McClenney, Senior Advisor to the President & CEO of AACC, with contributions by exemplar college leaders and expert partners.
Workshop #3: Mapping Pathways to Transfer
November 15, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
A student’s successful quest for economic upward mobility almost never ends with a community college credential. Building clear, efficient program pathways to university transfer, along with strong advising to support them, can produce dramatic improvements in transfer outcomes and equity. Jo-Carol Fabianke, a Pathways coach and retired Vice Chancellor at the Alamo Colleges, will moderate a discussion with senior leaders from community colleges leading the way in this work.
Workshop 3 – Fabianke