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SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes

A partnership between SUNY, New York Student Success Center, Jobs for the Future, and MCC

Welcome to the State University of New York’s Guided Pathways Project at Monroe Community College!

The SUNY Guided Pathways Project helps our state’s community colleges design and implement structured academic and career pathways at scale, for all students. Building on national research, led by the Community College Research Center and the American Association of Community Colleges, this project is designed to help increase completion rates and student achievement.

The SUNY Guided Pathways Project is an integrated, system-wide approach to student success. Models, such as the Schools @ MCC, are intentionally designed to transition individual students from high school to college to career.

Questions regarding the SUNY Guided Pathways Project may be directed to SUNYgp@monroecc.edu.

The following colleges, referred to as Cohort I, are involved in the exciting first series of SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes:

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Guided Pathways implementation at MCC and MVCC was supported by the AACC Pathways Project participation.

Six intensive Institutes will be offered through June 2019:

Institute I:
Benchmarking, Capacity, and Transformational Change
March 15-16, 2018
Hosted by Monroe Community College

Institute II:
Mapping Your Guided Pathways
June 27-28, 2018
Hosted by Rockland Community College 

Institute III:
On-boarding Students to Pathways
September 25-26, 2018
Hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College 

Institute IV:
Supporting Student Progress on their Pathway
January 17-18, 2019
Hosted by SUNY Orange (Orange County Community College) 

Institute V:
Career and Transfer Pathways
March 14-15, 2019
Hosted by Monroe Community College

Institute VI:
Institute Capstone
June 28, 2019
Hosted by Tompkins Cortland Community College

SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes are presented in partnership with the following organizations:

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SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes Resources

  • New York State Student Success Center
    • The SUNY Guided Pathways Project is a current partnership between SUNY, the New York State Student Success Center, and Monroe Community College.
  • AACC Guided Pathways Resource Center
    • This new website offers more than 300 tools and resources for colleges undertaking the challenging work of designing and implementing guided pathways, including a pathways coaching guide, a collection of tools for leaders, an engagement toolkit, and collections of materials from AACC Pathways Institutes.

     

Institute #1 - Benchmarking, Capacity, and Transformational Change (March 15 & 16, 2018)

RELATED Reading and Resources
These resources were provided to Institute attendees to help focus work on making the institutional commitment to guided pathways implementation.
Institute #1 Agenda
Institute #1 Pre-work Assignments
Each college team completed these assignments prior to attending the institute.
Institute #1 Presentations

Building Urgency and Making the Case for Change (Pre-Institute Presentation)

Rob Johnstone, Founder and President  of National Center for Inquiry & Improvement (NCII) presents historical data that has driven the movement toward guided pathways. This session was open to all of SUNY and took place prior to the start of Institute #1.


Guided Pathways: Equity, Economic Mobility, & ROI for Institutions

Rob Johnstone presents data specific to the institutions in cohort I. This session focuses on case making and building urgency for guided pathways implementation at SUNY community colleges. This session was the opening of the SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes, Institute #1 and includes a brief overview of guided pathways and other student success initiatives across SUNY by Johanna Duncan-Poitier, SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges & the Educational Pipeline. The session opened with welcome and introduction of speakers by Dr. Anne Kress, President of Monroe Community College.


Where Do We Start?

Dr. Andrea Wade, Provost & Vice President of Academic Services at Monroe Community College and Dr. Maryrose Eannace, Vice President for Learning and Academic Affairs at Mohawk Valley Community College share their journey into and through early guided pathways implementation at their colleges. Both MCC and MVCC have participated in the national guided pathways project with the American Association of Community Colleges and are partnering to lead the SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes.


Measuring (and Improving) the Impact of Guided Pathways Reform

Dr. Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Scholar at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University wrote the book that eventually launched guided pathways as a national reform movement (Redesigning America's Community Colleges). In this session, Dr. Jenkins presents the data that drove the continued research in that book and how guided pathways has already shown success in early returns.


Staying Focused on Next Steps
Institute #1 Concurrent Sessions Material:

Institute #2 - Mapping Your Guided Pathways (June 27 & 28, 2018)

Related Reading and Resources
These resources were provided to Institute attendees to help focus work on making the institutional commitment to guided pathways implementation.
Institute #2 Agenda
Institute #2 Pre-work Assignments
Each college team completed portions of these assignments prior to attending the institute and completed other portions during the institute.
Institute #2 Presentations

SUNY Student Success Strategies

Johanna Duncan-Poitier, SUNY


Mapping Pathways to Student Success at Lorain Community College

Dr. Jonathan Dryden, Lorain Community College


Leading Through Guided Pathways Implementation: Your Role in Supporting Your College's Destiny

Dr. Michael Baston, Rockland Community College


Implementing Guided Pathways to Enhance the Student Experience

Dr. Tonjua Williams, President, St. Petersburg College


Faculty Engagement in Guided Pathways Reform

Jon Iuzzini, Achieving the Dream

Institute #2 Concurrent Session Material

Institute #3 - Onboarding Students to Pathway (September 25 & 26, 2018)

Related Reading and Resources
These resources were provided to Institute attendees to help focus work on making the institutional commitment to guided pathways implementation.
Institute #3 Agenda
Institute #3 Pre-work Assignments
Each college team completed portions of these assignments prior to attending the institute and completed other portions during the institute.
Institute #3 Pre-Institute Keynote Presentation

Re-imagining and Redesigning Student Support Within a Guided Pathways Framework

Dr. Melinda Karp, Founder, Phase Two Advisory

Institute #3 Presentations

Welcome

Dr. Randy VanWagoner, President, Mohawk Valley Community College; Johanna Duncan-Poitier, SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline; Dr. Christopher M. Mullin, Strong Start to Finish, Education Commission of the States


Onboarding Students to Pathway, Student Services, and Support

Dr. Melinda Karp, Founder, Phase Two Advisory


Shaping Organizational Culture to Implement Guided Pathways

Dr. Randy VanWagoner, President, Mohawk Valley Community College


Measuring What Matters

Dr. Jesse Corraggio, President, EdPros Consulting Group


Student Support (Re)defined and Guided Pathways: Bringing Students Onto Pathways

Dr. Darla Cooper, Executive Director, RP Group

Institute #3 Concurrent Session Material
  • Starting Smart - Liz Doherty, Coordinator of Career Services, Mohawk Valley Community College; Dawson McDermott, Coordinator of Academic Advisement, Mohawk Valley Community College; Talia Llosa, Director, Academic Advising, Orange County Community College; Petra Wege-Beers, Director, Career and Internship Services, Orange County Community College (OCCC Presentation Slides,MVCC Presentation Slides)
  • The Changing Role of Advisors - Jessica Wilkie, Associate Professor of English & SUNY Guided Pathways Faculty Liaison, Monroe Community College; Julie White, Senior Vice President, Student Engagement, Onondaga Community College; Jenny Spinelli, Professional Advisor, Mohawk Valley Community College(Wilkie Presentation Slides, White Presentation Slides)
  • Placement and Accelerated English Pathways - Matt DelConte, Assistant Professor of English & SUNY Developmental English Learning Community Project Director, Onondaga Community College; Dr. Patricia Sehulster, Assistant Professor, ITEP Administrator & SUNY Developmental English Learning Community Campus Lead, Westchester Community College (DelConte Presentation slides, Sehulster Presentation Slides, DelConte Handout, Sehulster Handout)
  • Lighting the Fire Under Learning - Gena Merliss, Teaching and Creativity Center Coordinator, Monroe Community College; Renee Dimino, SUNY Guided Pathways Project Director & Associate Professor, Developmental English and College Success, Monroe Community College; Dr. Anndrea Mathers, Assistant Professor of English, Tompkins Cortland Community College (Presentation Slides. Handouts: Guidelines for Workshop Planning, Motivation Theories, Scenarios)
  • Show Me the Way: The Power of Advising in Community Colleges - Wendy Beesley, Assistant Dean for Student Success, Ulster Community College (Presentation Slides, Handout: Show Me the Way Discussion Questions)
  • Aligning Degree Programs with Math Pathways - Dr. Karon Klipple, Executive Director, Carnegie Math Pathways/West Ed; Margo Keys, Vice President, Student Services, Chippewa Valley Technical College; Mary Crawford Mohat, Professor of Mathematics, Onondaga Community College (Presentation Slides)

Pre-Institute Degree Works Event (January 16, 2019)

Degree Works Event Presentations
Welcome

Dan Knox; Director of Student Mobility, Office of the Provost; SUNY System Administration
Kim Scalzo; Interim Executive Director of Academic Technologies and Information Services, Executive Director of Open SUNY; SUNY System Administration

SUNY-WIDE KEYNOTE: DESIGNING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SUPPORTING STUDENT PROGRESS ON THEIR PATHWAY

Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland; Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports; Achieving the Dream, Inc.

Degree Works Event Breakout Session Material
  • Beginning with the End in Mind: Transfer Finder - Jerret Lemay; SUNY Transfer Finder Project Manager, Registrar; SUNY Oswego (presentation slides, session recording)
  • Getting & Staying on the Path: What if & Student Education Planner - Katrina Campbell; Registrar; Tompkins Cortland Community College, Jennifer Vangolan; Principal Business Analyst; Ellucian (presentation slides, session recording)
  • Using Degree Works during Advisement: Best Practices - Christine Johannesen; College Registrar; SUNY Cobleskill, Kathy Johnson; Associate Professor; SUNY Cobleskill, Kayle Light Curtin; O Team Professional Advisor;SUNY Oswego, Amanda Rampe; Technical Assistant, Schools/Pathways; Monroe Community College (presentation slides, session recording)

Institute #4 - Supporting Students' Progress on their Pathway (January 17 & 18, 2019)

Related Reading and Resources
These resources were provided to Institute attendees to help focus work on making the institutional commitment to guided pathways implementation.
Institute #4 Agenda & Objectives
Institute #4 Pre-work Assignments
Each college team completed portions of these assignments prior to attending the institute and completed other portions during the institute.
Institute #4 Presentations
Welcome

Dr. Kristine Young, President, Orange County Community College
Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Sr. Vice Chancellor, Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, SUNY

Strategies for Implementing Holistic Student Supports

Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland; Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports; Achieving the Dream, Inc.

Student Perspectives

Anne Prial; Associate Vice President; Business, Math, Science, & Technology; Orange County Community College

Let Icarus Fly: Multiple Measures and the Re-Imagination of Student Capacity

Dr. John Hetts, Senior Director of Data Science, Education Results Partnership

Utilizing Technology to Support Guided Pathways

Kelly Casperson, Early Alert System Manager, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Institute #4 Concurrent Session Material

Institute #5 Pre-Institute Event (March 13, 2019)

Institute attendees were invited to participate in the 2019 MCC Essential Discussion, Inclusive Higher Education: Inspiring Change from Within. Session videos and resource materials are available at https://www.monroecc.edu/events/inclusive-higher-education.

Institute #5 - Career and Transfer Pathways (March 14 & 15, 2019)

Related Reading and Resources
These resources were provided to institute attendees to help focus work on making the institutional commitment to guided pathways implementation.
Institute #5 Agenda
Institute #5 Pre-Work Assignments
Each college team completed portions of these assignments prior to attending the institute and completed other portions during the institute.
Institute #5 Presentations
Welcome

Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Sr. Vice Chancellor, Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, SUNY

Alignment of Programs to Transfer and Employment

Josh Wyner, Vice President, Aspen Institute; Executive Director, College Excellence Program

Student Perspectives

Rebecca Mack, Transfer Counselor, Monroe Community College

Identifying Powerful Career Pathways

Dr. Todd Oldham, Vice President, Economic Development, Workforce and Career Technical Education, Monroe Community College

What data should you ask for to improve transfer outcomes?

John Fink, Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center

Institute #5 Concurrent Session Material
  • Utilizing Advisory Boards for AAS Degrees and Transfer - Dr. Dan Knox, Director of Student Mobility, Office of the Provost, SUNY System Administration; James VanKouwenberg, Workforce Development Coordinator, Optimax Systems Inc.; Amy Runfola, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, SUNY Buffalo State; Dr. Katherine Beissner, Professor of Physical Therapy and Dean, College of Health Professions, SUNY Upstate Medical University (Presentation Slides)
  • Leveraging Pathways Work to Change the System - Dr. Michael Baston, President, Rockland Community College (Presentation Slides)
  • Developing Transparent and Efficient Transfer Program Maps - Dr. Jesse Coraggio, President, EdPros Consulting Group (Presentation Slides)
  • Career Exploration within Guided Pathways - Julie Thompson, Associate Project Director of Connect 4 Completion, Sinclair Community College (Presentation Slides, Session Video)
Institute #5 Summation and Takeaways

Institute #6 - Pathways Institute Capstone (June 27 & 28, 2019)

Related Reading and Resources
These resources were provided to Institute attendees to help focus work on making the institutional commitment to guided pathways implementation.
Institute #6 Agenda
Institute #6 Pre-work Assignments
Each college team completed portions of these assignments prior to attending the institute and completed other portions during the institute.
Pre-Institute Keynote

Jobs for the Future's Policy Leadership Trust for Student Success: Outcomes and Implications

Michael Collins, Vice President, Jobs for the Future

  • Session Video (coming soon)
Institute #6 Presentations

Welcome

Johanna Duncan-Poitier; Sr. Vice Chancellor, Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline; SUNY

  • Session Video (coming soon)
Continuing Guided Pathways Work at an Institutional Level

Michael Collins, Vice President, Jobs for the Future

  • Presentation Slides (coming soon)
  • Session Video (coming soon)
Institute #6 Concurrent Session Material

(coming soon)