Guided Self-Placement

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Guided Pathways Task Force
Status Report

GSP/Onboarding Tools are complete and available to all on the ASCCC Guided Pathways Canvas page as of 12-9-2019.

Proposer Contact
Janet Fulks, Bakersfield College, Guided Pathways Task Force

Whereas, The implementation of California Community Colleges Guided Pathways depends on students making important decisions about their own futures, including students identifying their educational goals, understanding different pathway options, and analyzing different coursework to navigate their education;

Whereas, Research indicates that students who engage metacognitively with their learning are more likely to persist, succeed in coursework, and complete;[1] and

Whereas, Students have a right to select their own educational pathways and deserve adequate information with clear guidance to assist them with making informed decisions; 

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges make available to colleges guided self-placement strategies, including a variety of options that support the success of California community college students; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to implement policies that give all students access to the local guided selfplacement process for English and mathematics as well as the appropriate assessment tools for credit English as a second language.


[1] Duckworth, A  (2016), Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance; Dweck, C and Gavin, M (2009) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success