Implementing guided pathways and technology-mediated advising: Lessons from the field
In many colleges and universities, students are left to navigate a complex and often confusing array of programs, courses and support services mostly on their own. Many students do not see a clear path to their end goals, become frustrated, and drop out. A growing number of colleges and universities are redesigning academic programs and support services to create more clearly structured and educationally coherent program pathways and intervention points. In this session we will examine the evidence behind these burgeoning "guided pathways" reforms, with a special focus on the use of technology to help students get and stay on track (an approach sometimes referred to as “e-advising” or “iPASS”). We will discuss research findings that can help colleges successfully implement these reforms.
Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
Melinda KarpAssistant Director, Columbia University