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Guided Pathways 

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. 

Four Pillars of Guided Pathways

  • Clarify the Path (creating clear pathways to employment and further education)
  • Enter the  Path (help students choose and enter their pathway)
  • Stay on the Path (help students stay on their path)
  • Ensure Learning (follow through and ensure improved student results)

Watch a video that further explains Guided Pathways

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 Fall 2021 term, please see the groups and meeting times below:

True Community Team

Meeting Dates/Times

Zoom Link for Fall 2021

First Year Experience


Every Thursday 11:00-12:00

Early Alert


Every Tuesday from 9 am – 10 am from now until 12/14

Program Mapping


Every Wednesday 10:00-11:00

30-45 Unit Audit


meets on the 2nd Monday of the month for the Fall 2021 semester from 4-5 PM (10/11, 11/8, 12/13)

Intentional Capstone/Transfer Transition


meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month for the Fall 2021 semester from 1-2 pm (10/12, 11/9, & 12/14)

Mandatory Orientation


9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/16, and 11/30 from 11 am – 12 pm

Mental Health & Wellness


Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12:30-2pm

SEA Professional Learning: Multidisciplinary CoP and STEM CoP


9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3   

Contact Sarah Sullivan or Dr. Ashley Faris to audit the sessions.

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