Year-End Report

This message was sent in email to all Lane employees on June 11, 2020:

Hello All Lane Employees,
Just as we did last year, we want to provide you with a year-end summary of our work to date toward the Guided Pathways strategic priority.

Similar to last year, our design teams were actively making progress during Fall and Winter terms, and we hosted multiple college-wide events. Unlike last year, we experienced some unexpected interruptions for Spring term and are in the middle of significant changes to how we work! As we navigate these changes, our immediate focus has shifted to being ready to hit the virtual ground running again in the fall.

Prior to the shift to remote work in March, our seven design teams had identified priorities and work plans for the coming academic terms. These priorities included smoothing the student experience between non-credit and credit areas of the college; improving equity in our placement system; providing clear, accurate, customizable default programs of study; further integration of career communities into student and college life; and building on existing work in multiple college areas to expand our First Year Experience. Teams also focused on creating metrics and benchmarks for success as we undertake this institutional change and on how we could improve our communication of these priorities throughout the college.

Regardless of the disruption to Spring term, it was an active and productive year for Guided Pathways, which included multiple campus-wide events, visits and interviews with our A2I2 and Oregon Student Success Center coaches, and the formation of two new teams.

Our work for next year will focus on four major categories: implementing equitable placement processes; bringing FYE to scale; eliminating the barriers students experience when moving from non-credit to credit programs so that all students experience themselves as valued Lane students; and the creation of default program maps, with faculty involvement, that students can customize to reach their individual goals.

The swift move to remote work during Spring Term has resulted in a shift in how we work, but it did not change, and in some cases has increased, the urgency with which the college must prioritize work that makes students’ experiences smoother, better coordinated, more meaningful, and ultimately well aligned with their personal and educational goals.

Available in our TIPSS page, please find TIPSS #36 on Fulfilling Lane’s Mission in the Midst of Pandemic. On our GP Library page, you can find the Design Principles that guide our work, developed this winter in coordination with our A2I2 coaches, and our Metrics.

As always, if you are interested in being involved in the continuing teamwork around any of these issues, we hope you’ll contact one of the co-chairs (Jennifer Frei, Jenn Kepka, or Mike Sims) to find out more.

Happy New Year, Lane!

As Lane welcomes a new decade and new term, Guided Pathways is preparing for the next visit in our ongoing consultation/coaching with Rob Johnstone’s AAII group. 

On Feb. 6-7, Rob and three colleagues will meet with all of our working teams to conduct informational interviews with about a dozen groups. They plan to meet with small groups of students, faculty, staff, and management, both in role-alike groups and in the following specific categories: transfer, CTE, and developmental education faculty; innovative program leadership; professional development; academic and student affairs management; advising and counseling; institutional research; IT; and assessment. Rob will also meet with each of the eight running Guided Pathways teams to provide coaching and guidance as we move toward designing an improved student experience.

These interviews will be used to compile a report highlighting opportunities and barriers at Lane that stood out to the interviewers during their visit.We’re excited to see how Rob and his team will help us explore and redesign the student experience through a Guided Pathways lens. 

Questions about any of this? Email GuidedPathways@lanecc.edu for help! 

Your IComm Team

Rob Johnstone and Ed Bowling Visit Agenda

Rob Johnstone and Ed Bowling will visit this Halloween (October 31) for a day of conversations about building individualized student plans through Guided Pathways work. Please see the agenda at this link for details about his visit.

Dr. Johnstone and Dr. Bowling will present three open-to-all-employees sessions during his visit:

  • 9:15-10:45, Keynote Address and Q&A: Designing the Optimal Student Experience (Ragozzino Hall)
  • 11-12:15, Topic Session: Designing Equitable Student On-Ramps, 4/105
  • 3:15-4:30, Topic Session: Designing Program Maps as Foundation for Individual Student Plans, 4/106

 

 

Fall Session Feedback

Welcome to Winter term! This post is a little late because the fall flew by, and posting it during break felt like a good way to make sure it would be lost in the virtual cloud.

We received valuable and informative feedback after our first visit from the LBCC team in the fall. It’s been collected in a spreadsheet that’s viewable online.

Evaluation is an important part of our ongoing project, and we appreciate hearing from you. If you’ve attended an event (or if you haven’t been able to), please let us know what you’ve thought. We’re looking forward to a new term of new opportunities to engage in Guided Pathways work!

Program Mapping and LBCC presentation

Ann Buchele, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Education at Linn-Benton Community College, hosted an open session to provide an overview of how program mapping unfolded at Linn-Benton.

View the Biology map at LBCC.