Texas Pathways

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Housed at the Texas Association of Community Colleges and operated through the Texas Community College Education Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Texas Success Center supports the 50 community college districts in Texas. The Success Center's current strategic plan, Texas Pathways, will grow through 2022, allowing community colleges to design and implement structured academic and career pathways for all students.

Texas Pathways is a comprehensive, statewide five-year strategy to build capacity for Texas community colleges to implement structured academic and career pathways at scale. Grounded in research and based on the American Association of Community Colleges’ Pathways Project, Texas Pathways is an integrated, system-wide approach to student success that guides students from the selection of their high school endorsement through postsecondary education to attainment of high-quality credentials and careers with value in the labor market. Through Texas Pathways, colleges clarify paths to student end goals, help students choose and enter a pathway, help students stay on their pathway, and ensure students are learning.

Texas Pathways Model

Colleges are grouped in four cadres based on their readiness and capacity to plan, implement, and scale guided pathways reforms and institutions will have the opportunity to move to a more advanced cadre after year two of the five-year strategic plan. This strategic plan has four components: 1) Texas Pathways Institutes, 2) Board of Trustees Institutes, 3) regional meetings, and 4) knowledge development.

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Texas Pathways Institutes

Each year, college teams participate in two institutes focused on critical aspects of institutional change and pathway design and implementation. Each institute requires advance work and results in action plans developed by college teams. The institute format combines discussions with experts, technical assistance, and facilitated discussion and planning sessions for college teams. Coaches with extensive knowledge and experience with guided pathways support college teams throughout their reform work. 

 

Round Institute Number Dates Location ThemE

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November 2-4, 2016

Bastrop, TX - Hyatt Lost Pines

Leadership for Institutional Change

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2

March 5-7, 2017

Dallas, TX - Intercontinental Addison

Mapping Pathways Through the Institution

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3

November 6-8, 2017

San Antonio - JW Marriott

Pathways to Transfer and Employment

1

4

April 16-18, 2018

Houston, TX - Hyatt Regency

Front Door Academic Success

1

5

November 14-16, 2018

Dallas, TX - Hilton Anatole

Supporting Students on the Path

1

6

April 24-26, 2019

San Antonio, TX - Hyatt Regency

Ensuring Students are Learning

2

1

November 6-8, 2019

San Antonio, TX - Grand Hyatt

Institutional Transformation for Student Success

2

2

October 19-November 5, 2020

Remote due to Covid

Mapping Pathways to Students' End Goals I - Careers

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3

April 5-23, 2021

Remote due to Covid

Mapping Pathways to Students' End Goals II - Transfer and Transitions

2

4

November 3-5, 2021

Dallas, TX - Sheraton

Onboarding Reimagined

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5

April 6-8, 2022

Houston, TX - Hyatt Regency

Keeping Students on Their Pathway

2

6

November 14-16, 2022

Dallas, TX - Sheraton

Ensuring Students are Learning

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