This 16 page report details the results of a two-day site visit to Wallace State Community College by CCRC researchers. Based on the data collected, the report describes the organizational changes that enabled Wallace State’s exceptional progress in redesigning academic programs, student services, and related support systems using the Guided Pathways model.
This article reports on a study based on student interviews. According to the author: "In this brief, I examine data from 48 interviews with first-year students at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)—a large urban community college system with seven campuses that since 2010 has been implementing guided pathways—to understand students’ reactions to CCC’s ambitious, system-wide reform."
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.
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.
The sections of this 8 page document include: Helping Students to Complete Programs Faster, A Comprehensive Approach to Reform, Supporting Evidence from Organizational, Behavioral, and Cognitive Science, Supporting Evidence from Higher Education Research, Guided Pathways in Practice, and The Challenge of Comprehensive Reform.