California Community Colleges are adopting Guided Pathways system-wide. CSM began its Guided Pathways planning process with meetings and a student survey in the 2016-17 academic year. CSM has established a Guided Pathways Steering Committee that will oversee this multi-year project and begin to engage the campus community. A larger Guided Pathways Planning Team will be responsible for actually designing the process, including setting a vision, goals, objectives and timeline.

In 2017, the Guided Pathways Team at CSM collaborated with Career Ladders to compile Bringing Student Voices to Guided Pathways Inquiry and Design: Findings from Student Focus Groups at Two California Community Colleges. This report was reviewed by the campus on flex day and at Guided Pathways meetings.

In addition, in fall 2017, faculty, staff, and administrators have been attending state-level trainings and college-level meetings. Beginning spring 2018, these groups will continue to meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month to gather data and create the Guided Pathways plan, in addition to attending workshops and conferences around Guided Pathways.

To watch Guided Pathways’ progress, please visit their website.