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Initiative

Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence

The Purposeful Pathways project supports faculty-led efforts at participating institutions to enhance curricular coherence and intentionality by creating new guided learning pathways.

Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence, funded by The Teagle Foundation, supports campus teams at four institutions as they engage in ambitious faculty-led curricular changes leading to greater intentionality in students’ curricular pathways. Campus teams have developed action plans to create a more coherent and intentional curriculum that promotes purposeful pathways for student success.

The project goals are driven by a shared belief that purposeful pathways created by faculty can guide students to higher levels of learning, intellectual skills development, and practical knowledge. These newly designed guided learning pathways will engage students in high-quality learning experiences (e.g. high-impact practices) that will help them achieve learning outcomes critical for life, work, and productive citizenship. The institutions participating in the project include:

  • Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (TX)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV)
  • Winston-Salem State University (NC)

Project Staff

  • Tia Brown McNair

    Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers
  • Kate Drezek McConnell

    Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of VALUE
  • Dawn Michele Whitehead

    Vice President, Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers

Project Publications and Activities