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Faculty and staff have been working throughout the semester on a plan to implement the Guided Pathways Project at Crafton Hills College. The team meets regularly with the goal of developing guided pathways that will provide students with clear direction, including specific course sequences, aimed at increasing college completion rates and closing equity gaps.

The California Guided Pathways Project is an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success by creating structured educational experiences that support each student from point of entry to attainment of high-quality postsecondary credentials and careers.

This collaborative project has included college-wide discussions and feedback to make sure that students, faculty, and staff perspectives are all considered prior to implementation. The Guided Pathways team is currently working to map out the pathways and anticipates finishing the drafts in the Fall 2020 semester.

Faculty lead Sabrina Jimenez outlined the progress stating, “our students voted, and approved pathways titled “CAPS,” for Career and Academic Pathways.” These pathways will help students successfully map out their educational journey. “Once the program is fully developed,” Jimenez continued, “we will connect students with tools such as Career Coach to assist them in navigating in-demand job opportunities.”

The six pathways in the development phase are Creative Arts, Communication and Design; Business and Industry; Public Safety and Health Services; Society, Behavior and Culture; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Exploratory.