Guided Pathways

This webpage will be used as a place to track ASCCC's guided pathways work and to provide general resources to the field. Please scroll down to access general resources pertaining to the implementation of a guided pathways framework.

If you haven't already please sign up for the Guided Pathways Listserv to receive updates regarding resources, webinars, newsletters, and more. To view useful Guided Pathways resources, please visit the Guided Pathways Canvas webpage.

You can access adopted Resolutions pertaining to Guided Pathways here - use the Title search box and enter "Guided Pathways". 

To sign up for the Guided Pathways Listserv, click here.

If your college is looking for an ASCCC Guided Pathways Resource Team to come to your campus, please consider requesting a visit to support faculty through the process: ASCCC REQUEST SERVICES.


AB 705 Research and Analysis Ideas for Collaboration between Researchers and Faculty

2018 ASCCC GP Survey Summary 

2018 Survey Narrative

ASCCC Glossary of Terms - updated S19

CCCCO Principles: Key Elements of Guided Pathways

Crosswalk Intersection Between Success Factors and Guided Pathways 

Curriculum by Program Excel Sheet

Guided Pathways in the CCCs April 2 2018

Guided Pathways in the CCCs

Guided Pathways Principles PPT

Guided Pathways Total Allocation

Ten Ways Everyone Can Support Student Success

The 10 + 1 and Guided Pathways


Upcoming Webinars:

Measuring the Success of AB 705 Implementation – Equity Gaps, Momentum, Progress, and Prerequisites

April 1, 2020 | 12 Noon – 1:00 PM – Register Now

The implementation of AB705 was in many cases sudden and rushed in order to ensure compliance. Many colleges were not able to review some of the selectively publicized data from early adopters.  This webinar explores what is really happening on our campuses in Math, English, and ESL courses.  How can we address some of the gaps that are showing up and ensure that students are not falling through the cracks? How soon are campuses estimated to see equity gaps close? What types of student support and guided pathways strategies are working and not working? How do we redesign for the next iteration and reconnect with the students who may be left behind?

Guided Pathways and Data: Who has the Data? Where’s the Data? What kind of Data? How do we use the Data?

April 22, 2020 | 12 Noon – 1:00 PM – Register Now

When we say data, what do we mean? What kinds of data answers the questions that we have about our students and their needs? Some colleges have adopted metamajors and are not getting data based on those clusters. What kind of data are they analyzing and how are they using it? What advantage do completion teams have when they are able to disaggregate their student data and create targeted communication? How are design teams and Guided Pathways committees being trained to understand and use data in the design, planning, and implementation process? Join us as we review some of the data analysis strategies at our peer colleges.

English and Math Pathways and Noncredit Development

May 6, 2020 | 12 Noon – 1:00 PM – Register Now

While co-requisites are showing promise for some student populations, the data clearly shows that this is not the case for all student populations. Students, faculty, and administrators have voiced loud concerns regarding high-unit co-requisite coursework that may or may not address the skills students need. This webinar discusses no-unit coursework and customized time to learn skills relevant to success delivered through noncredit. Innovative ideas and strategies will be explored such as reconceptualizing our approach to support services.

Year 4 of Guided Pathways: What are we Doing and Where are we Going?

May 20, 2020 | 12 Noon – 1:00 PM – Register Now

Join members of the ASCCC Guided Pathways Taskforce and campus leaders working on Guided Pathways throughout the state as they discuss progress, challenges, and goals for the upcoming year. This webinar looks at what colleges are doing the end of funding for guided pathways implementation approaches. How are colleges integrating their Guided Pathways work, framework, and committee members into a permanent part of their governance structure? How are innovations and changes going to be funded once the Guided Pathways funds run out? How are students impacted and responding to the Guided Pathways work? What Guided Pathways recommendations have been working, and what aspects of the work need iterations to accomplish the 4 pillars of Guided Pathways?


Past Webinars:

March 25, 2020: Practical Discussions and Solutions to Meet Classroom Needs in a Covid-19 World - PPT | Recording | Discussion Notes

March 4, 2020: Using the SOAA as a Tool of Guided Pathways Reflection, Planning, and Collaboration - PPT Recording

February 19, 2020: Guided Self-Placement – Using the Canvas Tool & Parallel Planning for Onboarding - Recording

December 4, 2019: Ensuring Learning (Pillar 4) by Understanding Transfer and Careers - PPTRecording 

November 20, 2019: Creating a Program Review that Implements Guided Pathways and Works for Student Service Programs - PPT Recording

November 6, 2019: Keeping it Moving: We’ve Finished Sorting, Now What Do We Do? - PPTRecording I | Recording II

October 23, 2019: Bridging the Gap Between Instruction and Student Services - PPT Recording

October 9, 2019: Sustaining Guided Pathways through Governance Processes that Work - PPT I | PPT IIRecording

September 25, 2019: ESL Recoding, New SCFF, and Guided Pathways - PPT | Recording

September 11, 2019: What Can ASCCC Do for Your Campus Guided Pathways Efforts? - PPT | Recording

May 22, 2019: Developing Practices and Materials for Counseling- PPT Recording

May 22, 2019: The Reality of Metamajor and Program Mapping Work - PPT | Recording

May 15, 2019: Partnering with High Schools: Secrets and Good Practices - PPT 

May 8, 2019: Orienting Faculty to Teaching in a Guided Pathways Institution - PPT | Recording

May 1, 2019: Guided Pathways and Accreditation - PPT | Recording

April 24, 2019 Scheduling in a Guided Pathways World - PPT | Recording

April 17, 2019: Evaluating Your College Website in a Guided Pathways World - PPT | Recording

April 3, 2019: Student Voices and Guided Pathways - PPT | Recording

March 27, 2019: AB 705 Recoding Project for  MATH/ Quantitative Reasoning and English/Reading/ESL - PPT | Recording

March 20, 2019: Student Equity and Achievement Plans and Guided Pathways - PPT | Recording

March 13, 2019: Integrated Planning, Guided Pathways, and Sustainability - PPT Recording

March 6, 2019: Student Learning Outcomes and Assessing Learning - PPT | Recording

February 27, 2019: Student Support and Staying on the Path - PPT | Recording

February 20, 2019: Guided Onboarding - PPT | Recording

February 13, 2019: Clarifying Pathways with the End in Mind - PPT 

November 28, 2018: Starting the New Year Right: Listening to Students on Opening Day and Beyond - PPT | Recording

November 21, 2018: Guided Pathways Open Forum: Acknowledging Successes and Showing Gratitude - Document | Recording 

November 14, 2018: Developing (or Rethinking) Your Guided Pathways Leadership Structure - PPT | Recording

November 7, 2018: Meta - What? and Why? - PPT | Recording 

October 24, 2018: Guided Self Placement - PPT | Recording

October 23, 2018: Program Mapping 101 - PPT | Recording

October 18, 2018: Guided Pathways, AB 705, and the New Funding Formula -  Recording

October 9, 2018: Guided Self Placement - PPT 

September 25, 2018: Using Data to Make the Case II - PPT | Recording

September 19, 2018: Using Data to Make the Case I - PPT | Recording

Live Webinar: Defining the Role of a Guided Pathways Liaison (2018 Academic Academy) - PPT | Recording 

Guided Pathways Liaisons


Guided Pathway Liaisons Expectations

The Top 10+1 for GP Liaisons


Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - December 2017

Guided Pathways Liaison Listserv Communication - March 2018

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - August 2018

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - October 2018

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - November 2018

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - November 2018 II

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - December 2018

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - February 2019

Guided Pathways Resources Memo - April 2019

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - April 2019

Guided Pathways Liaison Memo - September 2019

Guided Pathways Liaison Newsletter - January 2020