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Articles and Reports
A New Initiative Without the Fatigue
This brief article features the promising early results of Guided Pathways programs.
Early Momentum Metrics and Why they Matter
Provided by the Community College Research Center, this 8 page article proposes three methods for assessing the success of Guided Pathways: Credit Momentum, Gateway Momentum, and Program Momentum.
Guided Pathways Case Study
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.
California Guided Pathways Overview
A brief overview of Guided Pathways in California including great infographics on the four pillars of Guided Pathways.
What Do Students Think About Guided Pathways?
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."
Guided Pathways Demystified Part 1
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 Part 2
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.