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SUNY Guided Pathways Institutes


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

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.

Five intensive Institutes will be offered during Cohort II

  • Institute I
    Benchmarking, Capacity, and Transformational Change
    October 3-4, 2019
    Hosted by Finger Lakes Community College
  • Webinar
    Mapping Your Guided Pathways
    January 16, 2020 
  • College Visits
    Coaches schedule a two-day visit with each college
    February - March 2020
  • Institute II
    Career and Transfer Pathways
    April 23-24, 2020
    Hosted by Dutchess Community College
  • Institute III
    Onboarding Students to Pathway
    October 22-23, 2020
    Hosted by Hudson Valley Community College
  • Institute IV
    Supporting Student Progress on their Pathway and Ensuring Students are Learning
    April 15-16, 2021
    Hosted by Monroe Community College
  • Institute V
    Institute Capstone
    September 30 - October 1, 2021
    Hosted by Nassau Community College

SUNY Guided Pathways Cohort II Institutes Resources

Benchmarking, Capacity, and Transformational Change (October 2 & 3, 2019)

SUNY Guided Pathways Cohort I Institutes were presented in partnership with the following organizations

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SUNY Guided Pathways Cohort I 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.

Benchmarking, Capacity, and Transformational Change (March 15 & 16, 2018)

Mapping Your Guided Pathways (June 27 & 28, 2018)

Onboarding Students to Pathway (September 25 & 26, 2018)

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

  • Agenda
  • 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)

Supporting Students' Progress on their Pathway (January 17 & 18, 2019)

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

Career and Transfer Pathways (March 14 & 15, 2019)

Pathways Institute Capstone (June 27 & 28, 2019)