Recruitment: Phase II Starting Now

We’re recruiting for two new teams, which will have initial meetings during Finals Week in Spring 2019. These teams will do the bulk of their work starting in Fall, but may have some tasks that can be accomplished over the summer (at the discretion of the team, once formed). Teams forming now include:

Program Mapping Process Team

Team Purpose:

    • Use relevant data collected during pilot program mapping project to design an effective process for mapping programs at Lane, including delineating process features such as
      • Key groups/roles to work with program personnel as maps are designed
      • Resources to support effective mapping practices, such as time, physical space, technology, materials from outside resources, other
      • Investigate and recommend how long an individual program should anticipate it will take to develop a program map (e.g., weeks, months, days?)
      • Investigate and recommend implementation steps, such as to whom are maps submitted, when and how are maps implemented (e.g., by whom, in what manner/format, etc), other  
      • Evaluation of maps; continuous improvement; how to determine if maps are effective

NOTE: This team will not develop program maps. Program maps will be developed within individual programs, by program personnel with the support of relevant college staff. This team is designing Lane’s process for developing program maps.

On-Ramp Team

    • Using college data and national models, identify key areas and ways that students move into Lane credit programs, including but not limited to non-credit to credit transition, developmental education, K-12 and high school partnerships, transfer from other institutions, and International programs
    • Identify and propose ways to smooth the student experience when transitioning into career communities, guided pathways, and eventual program maps
      • This includes examining, and making recommendations for improvements in, current systems and processes which effect the ease or difficulty of student transitions
      • Examples: Banner and other technical systems; how students experience their interactions with different areas of the college (are these consistent or disjointed?)
      • Propose how these can be most effectively designed as student-centered
    • Identify existing, planned, or diverted interventions that support student success and retention during and after transition into credit courses, with a particular focus on underrepresented groups
    • Collaborate with existing college taskforces on placement and developmental education redesign to coordinate efforts toward equitable student experience through pathways

Please review the recruitment document [in PDF] for more information about the expertise needed on each team. Then, fill out the recruitment survey at to get involved! Deadline for submitting the recruitment form is Wednesday, May 29.

Agenda for Rob Johnstone Visit, Feb. 5-6

Rob Johnstone, a national expert, researcher, and coach on guided pathways, will be visiting us again in February for two full days of sessions, questions, and presentations about Guided Pathways.  All employees are invited to attend and participate in the keynote and open sessions throughout the two days. Dr. Johnson recommends that participants attend the keynote sessions if they plan to participate in a topic session.

Dr. Johnstone’s visit agenda is attached below, or you can view and print it from here [PDF – link]. A few key events:

February 5:

  • 8:45-10:15 a.m., Raggazino Hall: Keynote Address #1, “Guided Pathways Framework, Data, and Q&A”
  • 10:30-12, CML 214, Session: “The role of Liberal Arts in guided pathways.” 
  • 1:30-2:45, CML 214, Session: “Learning Outcomes.”
  • 3-4:30, Raggazino Hall, Keynote Address #2: “Key Transformations in Guided Pathways, Q&A.”


February 6:

All 2/6 open sessions held in Building 4, Room 106

  • 8:30-9:45, Session: “Program Mapping.”
  • 10-11:45, Session: “Advising and Student Affairs.”
  • 12:45-2, Session: “Career Communities and Meta-Majors.”


A PDF schedule is also available for viewing: Continue reading “Agenda for Rob Johnstone Visit, Feb. 5-6”

Information Sessions: How to get involved

Welcome back to Winter Term! We’re moving ahead with Guided Pathways work this year, but there’s a lot of work to be done. The key to success in building guided pathways is involving multiple stakeholders, with multiple viewpoints and diverse experiences, in both defining the work and completing it. To this end, we’re holding information sessions about the teams we believe we’ll need to get started in this important work, and everyone is invited to attend, learn more, and discuss.

At the sessions, we’ll briefly discuss the teams that will form this term, their anticipated scope and potential projects, and the membership roles for each. If you’re curious about how to get into the work of guided pathways, please drop by one of these open sessions to ask questions or find out more.

At each session, we’ll also hand out this document [PDF – link], which provides an outline of anticipated Winter ’19 teams and positions. (It is also attached below as a PDF for ease of download). Stay tuned for a recruitment survey, coming out in Week 2, when we’ll start looking for interested applicants for all of the teams.

The dates for the sessions are below. As always, let us know if you have questions!

– Jenn K.

Day Date Time Location Host
Thursday 1/10/19 10:30 – 11:30 am 19/232 Jenn Kepka
Friday 1/11/19 12:30 – 1:30 pm 19/234 Jennifer Frei
Monday 1/14/19 1:00 – 2:00 pm 19/239 Jenn Kepka
Tuesday 1/15/19 9:00 – 10:00 am 19/234 Jenn Kepka
Wednesday 1/16/19 10:00 – 11:00 am 19/239 Jennifer Frei
Thursday 1/17/19 1:30 – 2:30 pm 19/239 Jenn Kepka & Jennifer Frei
Tuesday 1/22/19 9:30 – 10:30 am 19/239 Jenn Kepka
Wednesday 1/23/19 2:00 – 3:00 pm 19/239 Jennifer Frei

A PDF is also available: Continue reading “Information Sessions: How to get involved”