Paths to Success

E-GPPATHS_Cov_270.jpgHow Community Colleges Are Strengthening Guided Pathways to Ensure Students Are Learning

Edited by Tia Brown McNair and Lucie Bonneville

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In 2019, twenty community colleges joined Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning, a two-year project led by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The project draws on the guided pathways framework to support institutions as they (1) map academic pathways and degree programs to student goals, (2) help students choose and enter a degree pathway, (3) keep students on their paths, and (4) build institutional capacity to ensure students are learning. Paths to Success: How Community Colleges Are Strengthening Guided Pathways to Ensure Students Are Learning features narratives, best practices, and suggestions from project leaders on the twenty participating campuses.

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Tia Brown McNair is vice president for diversity, equity, and student success at AAC&U and executive director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. McNair oversees funded projects and continuing AAC&U programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success. She also directs the annual AAC&U Institutes on High-Impact Practices and Student Success and on TRHT Campus Centers. She is the lead author of the books From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (January 2020) and Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (July 2016). 

Lucie Bonneville is program coordinator for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success (DESS) at AAC&U. She helps coordinate funded projects and programs for DESS and helps organize the annual AAC&U Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers.