NCII and the California Guided Pathways Project have partnered with national leaders who have a deep commitment to and demonstrated experience closing student equity gaps to bring you their wisdom in these short, easy-to-use discussion guides. Across all guides, authors bring their own unique perspectives on and approach to a given issue. No guide is intended as the definitive word on its topic. Rather these resources are designed to inspire essential conversations and support meaningful action toward closing equity gaps through Guided Pathways implementation.
Guides 1-7 explore equity issues in the student experience, aligned to the stages of the Completion by Design Loss/Momentum Framework. Institutional redesign teams can use these guides to develop common understanding of given equity topic, facilitate planning conversations, and conduct research tasks to help better understand their students’ experience.
Guides 8-10 examine equity issues in the context of culture and leadership, with a focus on fostering faculty diversity and promoting equity at the executive level. Campus leaders can use these guides to engage in individual reflection and group discussion of how to foster equity-mindedness among college personnel.
Discussion Guide 9: Leading Culture Change to Promote Equity: Perspectives from a CEO of Color
The Institutional Self-Assessment for Equity is a companion resource to help individual redesign team members consider their college’s own work to adopt equitable policies, programs, approaches, and processes as part of Guided Pathways implementation.
Discussion Guide 11: Institutional Self-Assessment for Equity
NCII thanks the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office for their generous support of this series and the many authors who contributed their time and insight to realize these guides. We would also like to thank the College Futures Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Teagle Foundation for their generous support of the CAGP Project. Don’t hesitate to reach out to let us know how you are using these guides and what support you might need.