Guided Pathways

At Fullerton College we believe that Guided Pathways is equity work. We began our Pathways journey in September of 2017. Our discussions and inquiries have included thousands of students and hundreds of faculty, staff, and managers. Our goal is simple: We want all students that choose to become Hornets to have an equitable experience and increased success.

The Pathways Steering Committee (PSC) was created to organize and oversee campus work on Guided Pathways. This Committee is co-chaired by Dr. Dani Wilson, Dean of the Library/Learning Resources, Instructional Support Programs and Services, and Dr. Matt Taylor, Department Coordinator for the Department of Communication Studies. The PSC is composed of eight instructional faculty, eight managers, four classified professionals, and two students. The PSC reports to both the Faculty Senate and the President’s Advisory Council.

More than 450 faculty and staff gathered in the Campus Theatre for the 2018 Spring Convocation where the discussion focused on the state’s new Guided Pathways initiative.
During Spring Convocation, Professor Joe Carrithers led a Q& A about Guided Pathways with Theresa Tena, Executive Vice Chancellor Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation at the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and Janet Fulks, Bakersfield College faculty member and ASCCC Faculty Lead on Guided Pathways Capacity Building.
More than 200 faculty, staff and students participated in breakout sessions that focused on developing the college’s Guided Pathways plan after Spring Convocation.
More than 200 faculty, staff and students participated in breakout sessions that focused on developing the college’s Guided Pathways plan after Spring Convocation.
More than 200 faculty, staff and students participated in breakout sessions that focused on developing the college’s Guided Pathways plan after Spring Convocation.
The college took an off-beat approach to introducing Guided Pathways at Convocation with this spoof on a Between Two Ferns video.

The PSC created four work groups to oversee the implementation of Guided Pathways at Fullerton College. They include:

Work Group #1: Creating the Path
This work group is focused on defining the Hornet Pathways we will use to organize our over 200 academic programs on campus. Work Group #1 is also responsible for working with our academic programs to create clear two and three year curriculum maps. This work group is led by:

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Work Group #2: Becoming a Hornet
This work group is focused on helping prospective students become Hornets. This group is focused on improving the student experience from the first moment they think about coming to Fullerton College until their first day of class. For example, this work group is looking at campus outreach, the application process, financial aid, and registration. This work group is led by:

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Work Group #3: Keeping Hornets on the Path
This work group is focused on helping students successfully complete their academic programs as efficiently as possible. For example, this work group is looking at Banner updates, early alert, student information management software, degree check, the first year experience, and guided exit. This work group is led by:

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Work Group #4 Ensuring Learning
This work group is focused on ensuring that our faculty are given the best tools and training to ensure that high impact teaching practices are being used to increase student success. This work group is also focused on helping inform the campus discussion and rewrite of our institutional and program learning outcomes. This work group is led by:

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Data Coaching

Data coaching plays a unique and vital role in improving teaching and learning and helping the College achieve its mission through the process of collaborative inquiry – a professional learning approach where members of a cross functional team express and test hypotheses and plan evidence-based thoughtful actions aimed at improving practices.

Data coaching is also considered to be an essential component of the Guided Pathways framework as a strategy for building data literacy needed for redesigning systems, processes, and practices around the student experience and for building capacity of student teams to access and use data.  As an iterative process, data coaching supports implementation of the Guided Pathways framework at different stages of inquiry, design, and implementation. This work is led by:

  • Gary Graves (Business)
  • JP Gonzalez (Counseling: Student Support Services)
  • Flor Huerta (Counseling: Counseling & Student Development)
  • Chad Willis (Fine Arts)
  • Danielle Fouquette (Humanities)
  • Anya Shyrokova (Library)
  • Nancy Ikeda (Mathematics)
  • Roman De Jesus (Natural Sciences)
  • Greg Aviles (Physical Education)
  • Matt Tribbe (Social Sciences)
  • Jay Seidel (Tech & Engineering)

Spring 2021 Guided Pathways Meetings

PSC Meetings

(1-2:30 pm)

Jan. 25, 2021

Feb. 22, 2021

Mar. 15, 2021

Apr. 19, 2021

May 17, 2021

 

GP Leadership

(8-9:30 am)

Jan. 11, 2021

Feb. 8, 2021

Mar. 8, 2021

Apr. 12, 2021

May 10, 2021

First Year Experience

(11-1 pm)

Feb. 9, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021

Mar. 9, 2021

Mar. 23, 2021

Apr. 13, 2021

Apr. 27, 2021

May 11, 2021

Guided Exit

(10-11 am)

Feb. 11, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021

Spring 2021 Workgroup Meetings

Workgroup 1

(1-3 pm)

Workgroup 2

(3-4:30 pm)

Workgroup 3

(1-2:30 pm)

Workgroup 4

(3:30-5 pm)

Feb. 8, 2021

Mar. 8, 2021

Apr. 12, 2021

May 10, 2021

Jan. 20, 2021

Feb. 3, 2021

Feb. 17, 2021

Mar. 3, 2021

Mar. 17, 2021

Apr. 7, 2021

Apr. 21, 2021

May 5, 2021

May 19, 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

Mar. 8, 2021

Mar. 22, 2021

Apr. 12, 2021

Apr. 26, 2021

May 10, 2021

Feb. 3, 2021 *A*

Feb. 17, 2021 *B*

Mar. 3, 2021 *A*

Mar. 17, 2021 *B*

Apr. 7, 2021 *A*

Apr. 21, 2021 *B*

May 5, 2021 *A*

May 19, 2021 *B*

Jun. 2, 2021 *A*

Jun. 16, 2021 *B*

Jul. 7, 2021 *A*

State Resources

The college is developing a localized Guided Pathways plan at the direction of the California Guided Pathways Project established by the State Chancellor’s Office. Many resources are available on the California Community College Guided Pathways website.

Pathways Steering Committee Members 2020-2021

Faculty

Alexandria Rosales
Ana Tovar
Arnette Edwards
Brandon Floerke
Cindy Zarske
Linda Kelly-Mandich
Matthew Taylor**
Miguel Powers

Managers

Brandi Avila
Dani Wilson**
Deniz Fierro
Eddie Roth
Elaine Lipiz Gonzalez
Ericka Adakai
Jennifer LaBounty
Jorge Gamboa
Rich Hartmann

Classified Professionals

Gregory Menchaca
Jennifer Merchant
Marwin Luminarias
Melissa Serrato

Students

Madison DeVries

 

Resource Members

Carlos Ayon
Gil Contreras
Joe Ramirez
José Ramón Nuñez
Lisa McPheron
Rod Garcia

**Committee co-chair