Guided Pathways Archive

On this page, you'll find information on Clark College's committment to Guided Pathways. Clark College was part of the AACC Pathways 2.0 Cohort of 13 colleges across the nation and an active member of the Washington State's official Guided Pathways effort organized by the Washington State Guided Pathways Advisory Committee (GPAC) which is an institution-wide approach to "...student success based on intentionally designed and structured educational experiences to guide each student effectively and efficiently from entering college through graduation and into a career with labor market value." definition 


Guided Pathways Annual Reports/Highlights

2020-2021 Guided Pathways Highlights

Clark College's 2020-2021 year was the first using our New Guided Pathway Advisory Council (GPAC) structure. We also welcomed a new Interim Vice President of Student Affairs. Overall we funded over 20 projects, created 10 video assets, recruited, train and deployed eight student consultants to be embedded in our work, and developed trainings across the campus for faculty and staff. 


Program Maps

Clark College is the first Washington State Community College to utilize the Concentric Sky’s Program Mapper Software that was developed by the leaders in Guided Pathways in the California State system. Our team has been working Concentric Sky to adapt the system to the specific needs of Washington State Community and Technical Colleges. This process took place in the Spring and Summer in 2021. The 102 program maps will be re-authored in this software in Fall 2021. 

Open Educational Resources (OERs) 

Clark College has been working to increase awareness and application of OERs across faculty, staff and students. From student outreach to a faculty showcase, we've been working to ensure access. We've worked with an OER accessibility specialist to ensure OERs meet accessibility guidelines for equitable access for all. We've worked on faculty development via an OER institute with an emphasis on pedagogy, not just materials. 

Guided Pathways Video Development

Entry Services has developed two culturally relevant orientation videos featuring student stories to the new student on-boarding process.

Two new Transitional Studies videos have been created to highlight overall offerings and a five-student showcase of our ESL program.  

Five new Explainer Videos have been created to coincide with the new student portal within our Get Started website redevelopment project. 

Additional Projects

We also supported and funded projects across:

Running Start
The Program Viability Process
Data Infrustructure 
Pathway Development
K-12 Articulations
GP Student Consultants 
Subplan Data Management
Development of the AoS Success Coach Program
Outreach, marketing and events.

and more!

2019 & Prior Guided Pathways Highlights 

View the 2019 Pillar Snapshot which is a recording of accomplishments from 2019 and prior. 

Development of six Areas of Study (AOS) to cluster 100+ degree and certificates into meta-major groups.  

Growth and development of diversity, equity and inclusion tools and trainings across the campus.

New student experience tracking of the current onboarding process and the addition of enrollment navigators.

Leader in the state and first college to use co-requisite remediation program (CRR). 

Departmental reorganization to begin a data collection and reporting transformation to better analyze the student experience with disaggregated data.

Held a Pop-Up Advising event and will expand intentional advising opportunities for current students.

Development and implementation of student-facing program maps.  

Self-placement option for English 101 and the simplification of math pathways for incoming students.

Student-first focused guided pathways website enhancements across

The development of the three-phase MyPlan by Career Services to help guide new students learn and establish their academic, career, and financial plans at orientation, through College 101 and self-directed appointments. 

I-Best model of instruction in four areas of study.



Guided Pathways Reports 

Clark College, through the Washington State Guided Pathways Advisory Committee (GPAC) is working to adopt a student-centered framework to effectively engage each student from point of entry to attainment of high-quality postsecondary credentials and careers. ( > Guided Pathways) 

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Clark Colleges is part of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Pathways 2.0 cohort, which is a national project focused on building capacity for community colleges to design and implement structured academic and career pathways for all of their students.

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Guided Pathways Resources

Stay informed, get caught up or dive into research with these Guided Pathways resources: 

CCRC Resources

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