Pathways 2.0

The American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Pathways Project is launching a new phase: AACC Pathways 2.0.

It’s a new round of Pathways Institutes aimed at helping community colleges design and implement guided academic and career pathways at scale, for all of their students.

The Pathways 2.0 project will emphasize use of a small set of data points that serve as strong indicators of student momentum. An inventory tailored by the Community College Research Center for the project will help measure each college’s progress on implementation of essential features of guided pathways reforms.

Thirty colleges are currently involved in the AACC Pathways Project, which launched in 2015. They’ve been participating in institutes and working with coaches. They’ll continue their work through spring 2018. The project is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AACC has partnered on the initiative with Achieving the Dream, Inc., the Aspen Institute, the Center for Community College Student Engagement, the Community College Research Center, Jobs for the Future, the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement, and Public Agenda.

Applications from colleges interested in participating in Pathways 2.0 are due March 31. AACC will select 25 colleges, which must commit to annual fees over three years. More information is available online.

Guided Pathways 101: Attend the AACC pre-convention session that will include national partners and coaches from the AACC Pathways Project who will lead working sessions focused on the major components of pathways reforms.
Register today for the AACC annual convention April 22-25 in New Orleans.

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