Guided Pathways is a multi-year state initiative designed to improve outcomes of all California Community College students.
Mission College is using a Loss of Momentum Framework as a way to conceptualize the various student life cycle stages. We are using a holistic approach by centering equity, using an asset-based framework, and using data to make informed decisions.
Through various projects, we are prioritizing reducing the number of units at graduation, improving fall-to-fall retention rates, and focusing on our most disproportionately impacted students through our Equity Plan.
Loss of Momentum Framework - Guided Pathways
Mission College is utilizing the Loss of Momentum Framework from Achieving the Dream to conceptualize and guide the projects and work to advance student success.
Guided Pathways & True Community
True Community aims to improve student equity and success in a interdisciplinary approach by working with key initiatives on campus.
To get involved with a Guided Pathways or True Community Project for the Spring 2022 term, please see the groups and meeting times below.
Please note that these may change and you can contact us for updated information. Several groups from Fall 2021 are no longer formally meeting (i.e. 30-45 Unit Audit, Mandatory Orientation, Intentional Capstone/Transfer.)
|True Community Team||Meeting Dates/Times||Zoom Link for Spring 2022|
|First Year Experience||Every Thursday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.||
|Early Alert||Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.||
|Program Mapping||Every Wednesday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.||
|Mental Health & Wellness||Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.||
SEA Professional Learning: Multidisciplinary CoP and STEM CoP
Contact Sarah Sullivan or Dr. Ashley Faris to audit the sessions.
Why Guided Pathways
Helpful documents on why Guided Pathways is important to today's college student:
- Redesigning Community Colleges for Student Success
- Essay on challenges facing the guided-pathways model for restructuring two-year colleges
- Overview of the Guided Pathways Approach
- What We Know About Guided Pathways
- CCC GP Action Plan, Implementation Timeline, and Allocation Summary
- Guided Pathways Work Plan Element Template
- Principles of Guided Pathways
- Mission College's Previous GP Plan (2018)
Guided Pathways Resources
The state chancellor's office has compiled a Guided Pathways website with a resource library, events, and more!
Other recommended resources: