What we do & how we work
We collaborate with colleges and their partners to discover, develop, and disseminate effective practices. Our policy work, research, and direct efforts with colleges lead to system change—and enable more students to attain certificates, degrees, transfers, and career advancement.
How we build capacity for equity-minded redesign
We provide strategic advising and customized on-campus support
We facilitate Guided Pathways and inclusive redesign processes
We coordinate regional and statewide workshops and online learning events
How we elevate promising practices
We collaborate with colleges and support efforts at the leading edge of redesign
We provide online guides to support inquiry and redesign and highlight promising initiatives through case studies
Our tools support processes like mapping meta-majors or creating a dual enrollment partnership
How we advance student-centered policy reform
We convene practitioners and policy leaders to form recommendations for system change
We work with philanthropy, reform-minded leaders, and partner organizations to move recommendations into action
We publish timely policy briefs
Impacts of our work
For students: improved college experience; faster progress; higher rates of completion of certificates, degrees, transfers, and career advancement
For educators: customized support; capacity-building; networks; higher profiles.
For the community college system: exchange of innovative approaches to increase equity and student success
For policy-makers: clarification of barriers to progress and of opportunities for change
Our key issues
Guided Pathways redesign: supporting colleges in their inquiry, design, and implementation of equity-minded reforms
Transitions to college: dual enrollment; bridge experiences; counseling and support services; alignment of career pathways across educational systems
Supports for accelerated progress: contextualized teaching and learning; integrated and proactive student services; improved placement processes
Career advancement: counseling and career services; development of equity-minded pathways to certificates, degrees, transfer, and employment.