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Guided Pathways: A First Look at Student Experiences and the Role of Faculty

Across the country, colleges are redesigning guided pathways. How are students experiencing this change? This webinar discusses a national report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement that takes a first look at how students are experiencing this transformational reform. Participants also learn how faculty are changing the guided pathways framework at Wallace State Community College.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review data from the Center for Community College Student Engagement that depicts how students are experiencing the guided pathways reform effort.
  • Explore how full-time and part-time faculty engage in the guided pathways reform effort.
  • Become familiar with how one college is engaging faculty in the guided pathways reform effort.

A 30-year veteran educator, Kathy Buckelew has taught students at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. She has been a faculty member at Wallace State Community College – Hanceville for 16 years. She chaired the PULSE (Pathways United for Learning, Service, and Excellence) Team, which developed a campus-wide, Pathways-focused learning community initiative. Currently, she serves as Department Chairperson of English and Humanities at Wallace State. She has been named Wallace State’s Outstanding Academic Faculty Member, was nominated for the Chancellor’s Award, and received a NISOD Award. She was recently nominated for the AACC Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Award. Kathy earned a doctorate from The University of Alabama in higher education administration, an educational specialist degree in secondary English language arts from UA, a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Alabama, and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of North Alabama.

Linda L. García is the Executive Director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (the Center) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Director of College Relations at the Center. Previously, Linda was Vice President of Community College Relations at the Roueche Graduate Center at National American University, and she has worked at Lone Star College, Maricopa Community Colleges, and The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. Linda’s experience includes student development, instructional support, grant writing, and teaching. She serves as a coach for the American Association of Community Colleges Pathways 2.0 and Texas Pathways Project. Linda earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a concentration in broadcast and a doctorate in higher education administration with a specialization in community college leadership from The University of Texas at Austin. Her Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree is from The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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