Sunday, January 29, 2023
The RP Group

Guided Pathways

 Guided Pathways

In order to assist students in completing programs faster, we at the RP Group explore how colleges can rethink and restructure the ways in which students connect to, enroll in, progress through, and successfully complete their educational goals. This exploration extends to strategies around creating coherent programs of study, revising the intake process, integrating instruction and student services, and monitoring student progress.

 Related Projects

This research is focused on understanding the role university educational deserts (UED) (areas with limited higher education options) have on transfer and the demographics of the students who live in these areas. This study will include a mapping of the California landscape where UEDs exist, followed by a robust quantitative analysis to explore the relationships between students’ distance to broad-access universities and their likelihood of transfer with special attention paid to the roles of race/ethnicity and income status.

Third party evaluations to help improve outcomes and increase the effectiveness of student success initiatives, programs, and various efforts by community colleges and other higher education-based organizations. 

Evaluation assessing the effectiveness of San Jose State University’s faculty advisory pilot program.

Assessment of the Metro model collaboratively designed and implemented by City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) faculty to examine the question of how and if colleges could restructure pathways to transfer and completion in order to improve student outcomes and reduce costs.

Evaluation of the California Community Colleges Education Planning Initiative (CAI) designed to provide feedback on the development and implementation of an education planning and degree audit system for the state.

Series of four inquiry guides documenting approaches and insights emerging from the Completion by Design initiative, focused on developing guided pathways to improve student completion and success.