Guided Pathways is a multi-year state initiative designed to improve outcomes of all California Community College students. Guided Pathways is made up of the following four pillars (in the graphic) explained above.
Mission College is using a Loss of Momentum Framework as a way to conceptualize the Four Pillars and the various student life cycle stages.
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)
Guided Pathways & True Community
True Community aims to improve student equity and success in a interdisciplinary approach by working with key initiatives on campus.
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