Long Beach City College (LBCC) was one of the 20 colleges statewide selected to participate in the new California Guided Pathways Initiative.
The initiative will help the selected community colleges implement an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success by creating specific, structured plans that support students throughout their education through completion of a degree. Guided pathways provide students with clear, educationally coherent program maps that include specific course sequences, progress milestones and program learning outcomes, according to LBCC.
LBCC was chosen based on the depth and quality of its existing efforts, according to college officials.
“Long Beach City College has a strong record of supporting students in achieving their educational goals, and being a part of this initiative will strengthen that mission and increase the success of the students we serve,” said Ann-Marie Gabel, LBCC’s acting superintendent-president. “Guided pathways are at the core of LBCC’s strategic plan and lines up well with our goal to accelerate students’ educational path to completion.”
As part of the initiative, LBCC will participate in six institutes to receive guidance and time to create specific pathways plans for students’ educational achievement and develop the strategies needed to accomplish this goal on campus. LBCC will also be assigned two pathways coaches who will support and advance LBCC’s plan over the next three years.
A full list of the 20 colleges selected for the initiative is available at californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Newsroom.aspx.