RCC, NC and Chaffey Colleges Host Regional Summit

Guided Pathways Summit Panel Discussion 

RCCD was the recipient of a $194,000 grant awarded by the College Futures Foundation for “Rethinking and re-engineering the existing college infrastructure to ensure student success via Guided Pathways.” Through this funding, Riverside City, Norco and Chaffey colleges hosted the Inland Empire Guided Pathways Summit March 4-5 at the Riverside Convention Center.

The Summit brought together 12 community colleges in Riverside, San Bernardino and Kern counties to begin discussions on dissemination and adoption of the Guided Pathways model. Planning was leveraged by the experience of Riverside City, Norco and Chaffey colleges that have already begun to restructure systems, strategically realign curriculum and academic programs and establish support systems.

Nearly 150 faculty, staff and administrators participated. The goal of the Summit was to galvanize and support in the dissemination, adoption and implementation of the Guided Pathways framework to significantly increase student success (graduation, transfer and employment).

Representatives from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, LLC facilitated and presented sessions on Guidedguided Pathways Summit

Pathways 101, Why Guided Pathways, Equity and Students, Strategic Planning, Resources and Support, Developing Infrastructure for Inland Empire Consortium and a student panel centered on choosing classes and a career.

At the end of the first day, a fireside chat was conducted with chancellors, presidents and superintendents from UCR, CSUSB, CBU, RCCD, Chaffey College and Riverside County Office of Education on how to strengthen educational partnerships.

The Summit provided the opportunity for regional colleges to collaborate and share experiences, challenges, successes, strategies and systems. This major effort is part of the State Chancellor’s Office strategy of scaling the Guided Pathways statewide and it is being carried out in close collaboration with the Growing Inland Achievement. ​   ​​