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Student Success is Everyone's Business: Advancing Equity through Guided Pathways

May 12, 2021 9:30-11:30am via ZOOM

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Click here for slides from Melinda Karp and Priya Chaplot (keynote presenters)

Click here for slides from Jess Wilkie (guided pathways 101 and CCRI updates)

This session explores the “why” behind Guided Pathways (GP), both in terms of how it transforms the student experience as well as how it relates to other institutional efforts. We will share emerging research on the impact of GP as well as offer two institutional examples on what GP can look like in practice.

Prior to Priya and Melinda's presentation, CCRI Director of Guided Pathways, Jess Wilkie, provided a brief overview of the guided pathways framework, an overview of CCRI's implementation work so far, and a preview of the work to come for the next academic year.


Priyadarshihi Chaplot headshotPriyadarshini Chaplot serves as the Vice President of Strategy at NCII. Working at or with colleges for almost two decades, she is passionate about institutional (re)design that can enable better student experiences and equitable outcomes. Her work focuses on supporting colleges as they design and implement guided pathways, with a particular emphasis on how embedding student financial stability efforts (addressing basic needs and affordability) can enable students to fully experience those guided pathways. In addition to providing direct technical assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators, she also develops practitioner-focused guides and resources, such as the Beyond Financial Aid toolkit, supported by the Lumina Foundation. Before joining NCII in 2013, she served as the Director of Professional Development and Senior Researcher at the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), and prior to that, as an Institutional Researcher and Instructor (and proud former student) at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. She is based in New York City.

Melinda Karp headshotMelinda Karp is a nationally-recognized expert on improving students’ transitions to college and supporting them once there. She founded Phase Two Advisory after nearly twenty years conducting research and working with colleges on education reform as Assistant Director at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. Melinda has served on a number of national task forces and committees, often presenting recommendations to college leaders and state-level policymakers. A renowned expert, she is frequently asked to write, speak, and comment on education reform at professional meetings, in the media, and in academic forums. Melinda holds a BS in human development and family studies from Cornell University; and both an MA and a PhD in sociology and education from Columbia University. She chairs the Effective Advising Practice Guide Panel for the Institute on Education Science’s What Works Clearinghouse, and she is a member of the inaugural editorial team for the Journal of Postsecondary Student Success.

**A Q&A session follows the presentation.