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.