Investigate Effective Practices for Pathways Programs

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Educational Policies Committee
Status Report

The ASCCC has partnered with the CCCCO, specifically the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, to investigate and discuss effective practices in pathways models. The ASCCC has established a Guided Pathways Task Force and is working to assist faculty statewide with governance and planning issues related to curriculum pathways. 

Whereas, Faculty believe that a foundational outcome of the community college experience should be the development of our students as whole persons;

Whereas, Faculty affirm open-access, opportunity for student exploration, and the traditional breadth of a liberal education as historically critical pieces of the community college mission;

Whereas, Faculty remain open to new strategies that may enhance the ability of our students to achieve their goals, including those who struggle most; and

Whereas, Community colleges in California are now beginning to implement, and in some cases feeling pressure to implement, pathways programs on an expanded scale;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges investigate practices and outcomes, intended and unintended, for faculty and students from various pathway programs across the state; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges produce effective practices to assist community colleges that are exploring and implementing pathway models.