- Engaging stakeholders and making the case for change
Pathways Engagement 101: A Handbook (posted 4/5/2018)
This guide to engaging faculty, staff, and administrators in the design and implementation of guided pathways is useful to leaders at all levels. It is of particular value to the mid-level administrators who are most often charged with coordinating implementation of change efforts. (American Association of Community Colleges and Sova)
Guided Pathways Demystified: Exploring Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Implementing Pathways (posted 4/5/2018)
Designed for higher education leaders, this report explores 10 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. Click “More” below for a link to the report’s discussion guide. (National Center for Inquiry and Improvement)
Guided Pathways Demystified II: Addressing 10 New Questions as the Movement Gains Momentum (posted 4/5/2018)
This second Demystified report explores 10 new questions reflective of the uptake in guided pathways across the nation’s colleges. It addresses inquiries related to culture change, implications for the student experience, practical concerns for educators, and operational considerations. (National Center for Inquiry and Improvement)
Template for Creating an Institutional Case Statement for Guided Pathways at Scale (posted 4/5/2018)
College teams use this template to develop a case statement, answering the question, “What is the evidence and the experience that convince us it is both urgent and important to commit to work as challenging and transformational as implementing guided pathways at scale, for all of our students?” (American Association of Community Colleges)
Guided Pathways Demystified Discussion Guide (posted 4/5/2018)
This guide provides discussion questions for each section of Guided Pathways Demystified. The questions are designed to stimulate campus conversations about issues that need to be addressed to successfully pursue a guided pathways effort. (National Center for Inquiry and Improvement)
Internal Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Toolkit (posted 4/5/2018)
Colleges used this toolkit to engage key internal stakeholders (faculty, staff, and administration) during the final quarter of the Completion by Design planning year. (Public Agenda for Completion by Design)
PRACTITIONER, PRESIDENT, AND PARTNER PERSPECTIVES
Lori Suddick, Vice President for Learning, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Pathways College (posted 4/5/2018)
Building the right infrastructure around the guided pathways is really necessary to make sure that there is engagement across the entire college. So the important thing for us is that we help employees, faculty and staff, understand where their — the work that they do every day, the processes they run, the behaviors, their actions … that they understand where that work fits within the overall structure of the framework.
And then making sure that we’ve built a collaborative design that people work cross-functionally because they need to understand where their work connects to the next person’s work.
Rob Johnstone, President & CEO, National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, Pathways Partner (posted 4/5/2018)
If you asked people, “Should we do this?” colleges would have said yes. But there’s a big difference between a theoretical construct and an assumption, by the way, that that’s kind of happening for students, and what was actually being on found on the ground by hundreds of studies and knowing that the experience of students from most students, especially low-income students and first-time-in-college students who in this country are disproportionately students of color, were not experiencing conditions that helped them find their path, get on it, and stay on it … and eventually complete and meet their goals. And so I think what’s happened over the last six years is we’ve gotten a lot more clear in how we need to frame the problem, how we need to put it in front of colleges, how to help them engage with these issues, because, you know, we’re trying to move a steamer ship that’s been going in the same direction for 600 years.