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Guided Pathways

In 2018, Coastline’s Cross-Functional Steering Work Group defined our Guided Pathways efforts as the following:

Coastline Pathways is an equity-based mindset and practice to facilitate student success.

We have formed a cross-functional steering workgroup, and launched seven cross-functional workgroups in order to implement Guided Pathways at Coastline. Three additional groups will be launched in phase two.

Our currently formed cross-functional work groups are:

  • Program Mapping & Learning Communities
  • Onboarding
  • Student Financial Stability & Holistic Wellness
  • Student Academic Persistence
  • Career Exploration
  • Professional Development
  • Internal Communication & Engagement (Core team)

Our Phase 2 workgroups are:

  • Student Outreach and Recruitment
  • Student Success, Recognition, and Post-graduation Engagement
  • Website Redesign & Marketing

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What is "Guided Pathways"?

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What is the "Guided Pathways Model"?

Guided Pathways is an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success. The Guided Pathways model is intentionally designed to provide clear, coherent, and structured educational experiences for students. The components of Guided Pathways are designed with the intention to lead each student effectively and efficiently from entry into the College to the attainment of high-quality postsecondary credentials leading to careers with value in the labor market.

The four components of Guided Pathways include:

Clarifying the path focuses on simplifying students’ choices with effective program maps developed by faculty to provide students a clear pathway to complete their educational goals.

Entering the path helps students explore academic and career options from the beginning of their college experience and aligns foundational skills coursework with a student’s program of study.

Staying on the path utilizes academic and student support services throughout students’ programs to promote student learning and persistence.

Ensuring students are learning focuses on the continuous assessment and enhancement of programs, instructional practices, and student support services which promotes innovation, excellence, and effectiveness throughout the college.


Guided Pathways Dates

Date Event
Aug. 27, 2017 A2I2 Meeting 1: All College Meeting focused on Guided Pathways
Sep. 28, 2017 IEPI Guided Pathways Self-Assessment Workshop
Oct. 6, 2017 Webinar: Best Practices for College Engagement in Guided Pathways
Nov. 15, 2017 Submit College Self-Assessment
Nov. 21, 2017 A2I2 Meeting 2: College-wide Guided Pathways Focus Groups
Nov. 22, 2017 A2I2 Meeting 2: Guided Pathways Planning Discussion
Dec. 1, 2017 IEPI Guided Pathways Visit
Feb. 8, 2018 Webinar: Designing Student-Centered Pathways that Scale
Mar. 13, 2018 Enter Work Group: 3/13 9-11am Military conference room Chair: Bruce Keeler
Mar. 15, 2018 Clarify Work Group: Thursday 3/15 3-4pm, Chair: Joycelyn Groot
Feb. 20, 2018 IEPI Guided Pathways Work Plan Workshop
Mar. 20, 3018 Succeed Work Group: 3/20 11:00am Chair: Josh Levenshus
Mar. 20, 2018 Definition Work Group 3/20 8am-9:00am Chair: Vince
Mar. 21, 2018 3/21 A2I2 Visit 9-4pm
Mar. 21, 2018 A2I2 Meeting 3: Visioning for the College
Mar. 22, 2018 Pathways Steering Committee 3/22 3-5pm 4th Floor Conference Room: Steering Committee Report out from Clarify-Enter-Persist-Succeed
Mar. 30, 2018 Submit College Work Plan
May 8, 2018 A2I2 Meeting 4
Oct. 5, 2018 A2I2 Meeting 5
Dec. 4, 2018 Guided Pathways Town Hall will be held from 3 - 5:00 PM at College Center, 4th Floor Conference Room
Dec. 7, 2018 Guided Pathways Town Hall will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at College Center, 4th Floor Conference Room
Dec. 11, 2018 Guided Pathways Town Hall will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at College Center, 4th Floor Conference Room
TBD Persist Work Group: TBD Chair: Stephen Barnes

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