Using the Guided Pathways Model in the COVID-19 Era
Tips and best practices to implement and maintain an effective Guided Pathways approach
For many decades, community colleges have been students’ preferred choice for cost-effective, convenient, and easy-to-access education. Community colleges prioritize teaching over research, offer small class sizes, and prepare students to enter the workforce or to continue their education toward a four-year degree. Despite these advantages, community colleges must address many challenges in students’ academic journeys.
Prior to COVID-19, fewer than 40% of community college students graduated with a credential within six years. The Guided Pathways methodology has offered community colleges a framework to improve outcomes for their students, reducing complex choices and simplifying decision-making throughout the academic journey.
This ebook provides an overview of how institutions can best utilize the Guided Pathways model to keep students on the right track toward earning their credential.
Download the ebook to learn…
- The philosophy, structure, and process of Guided Pathways
- Why Guided Pathways works, particularly in the COVID-19 era
- A step-by-step plan for supporting students using Guided Pathways, including message samples
- How texting can be used to track students’ progress, concerns, and well-being
We felt that texting would be the natural complement to a proactive advising model where we were going to meet with students frequently and provide the appropriate information and resource referrals as they need it.