The Guided Pathways (GP) framework is a student-centered approach that can increase the number of students earning community college credentials, while closing equity gaps.
Guided Pathways provide students with clear, educationally coherent program maps that include specific course sequences, progress milestones, and program learning outcomes.
By providing students with a clear path, Guided Pathways model aims to decrease the average number of units accumulated by CCC students earning associate degrees, from approximately 87 total units (the most recent system-wide average) to 79 total units - the average among the quintile of colleges showing the strongest performance on this measure. (Associate degrees typically require 60 units.) Reducing the average number of units-to-degree will help more students reach their educational goals sooner, and at less cost to them.
Vision for Success Executive Summary
Guided Pathways incorporates career resources in order to clarify educational pathways. The Guided Pathways framework also integrates support services in ways that make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their community college experience.
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