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Community College of Philadelphia Highlighted for its Guided Pathways Work

Community College of Philadelphia was one of 30 colleges nationwide chosen for the first cohort of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Pathways Project. The Community College Research Center (CCRC) of Columbia University is the national research partner on this project and this month, CCRC published a report describing how eight of those institutions have made progress on its Guided Pathways reform. Additionally, CCRC wrote "a suite of in-depth case studies describing how five of the colleges managed the process of institutional transformation. The case studies focus on steps college leaders took to build consensus and steer their campuses toward scaled guided pathways practices."

Community College of Philadelphia is the focus of one of these case studies:
Balancing Urgency and Patience: How Community College of Philadelphia Set the Pace for Guided Pathways Reforms - CCP’s leaders viewed reforms to improve student success as an ethical imperative, but they recognized that fostering meaningful, college-wide engagement in guided pathways redesign efforts would take time. By starting with agreed-upon problem areas, phasing in changes gradually, and building on existing practices, college leaders were able to gain faculty and staff buy-in for large-scale pathways reforms in the midst of collective bargaining negotiations.

The case study is available online: BALANCING URGENCY AND PATIENCE: HOW COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA SET THE PACE FOR GUIDED PATHWAYS REFORM 

 The overall report and the remaining case studies are also available at the CCRC site https://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/publications/redesigning-your-college-guided-pathways.html